Ashraf GhaniPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani left for Tajikistan on a two-day state visit to meet with the country’s officials and sign certain agreements between the two nations.

The Office of the President in a statement said President Ghani will meet with Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, Tajikistan Prime and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

The statement further added that President Ghani will have separate meetings with the officials to expand ties between Kabul and Dushanbe.

The agreements will be signed by the officials of the two countries and in the presence of the presidents of the two nations, the statement added.

President Ghani will also deliver a speech to the students and lecturers of the national university of Tajikistan.

Foreign Affairs Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Minister of Energy and Water Ali Ahmad Osmani, Attorney General Farid Hamidi and the Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat Chief Qudratullah Delawari are accompanying President Ghani during his visit to Tajikistan.

This comes as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said last month that the $1.17 billion CASA-1000 power project will be inaugurated by the officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.

A statement by MoFA said the project will be inaugurated on 12th May as per the request of Tajikistan officials, adding that the inauguration ceremony will be attended by high level government officials of the four nations as well as representative of the donor countries and financial supporters of the project.