President Ghani arrives in India on a 3-day state visit
By Mirwais Adeel - Mon Apr 27 2015, 10:57 pm
The Presidential Palace said President Ghani is accompanied by a delegation of high level government officials during his visit to India.
Deputy CEO Mohammad Khan, Foreing Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, Natioanl Security Adviser Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Finance Minister Heklil Hakimi, Mines and Petreleum Minister Daud Shah Saba, Public Health Minister Ferozuddin Feroz, Trade and Commerce Minister Mohammad Humayun rasa, Agriculture Irrigation and Livestock Minister Asadullah Zamir, Labor and Social Affairs Minister Nasrin Orya Khel and Afghan army chief of staff Sher Mohammad Karimi are among the top government officials accompanying President Ghani.
President Ghani is visiting India on a formal invitation by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
He is expected to meet with the Indian President, Prime Minister, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, External Affairs Minister, Defense Minister, Trade Minister, Public Health Minister and members of India’s Chamber of Commerce.
The Afghan government is also expected to sign a treaty with the Indian government on intelligence share and cooperation in dealing crimes during President Ghani’s visit.
According to local media reports in India, Kabul and New Delhi will share intelligence and cooperate in dealing with crimes based on the treaty which will be concluded by the leaders of the two countries.
This comes as earlier reports suggested that President Ghani has postponed his trip to India by few hours due to deteriorating security situation in the country, particularly in northern Kunduz province where heavy clashes continue between the militants and Afghan security forces.