Presidential palace media office following a statement announced, “President Hamid Karzai, leading a high-level delegation, left this morning on a two-day state visit to India at the invitation of the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.”
The source further added, “During his two-day visit, President Karzai is scheduled to meet with President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian officials.”
“Discussions at the meetings will focus on ways to enhance bilateral relations in various areas, strengthening of Afghan civil and military institutions, regional affairs and other issues of mutual interest,” the statement added.
During the visit, President Karzai will also receive an honorary doctorate from the Indian Lovely Professional University (LPU) at a formal ceremony, to be attended by the President of India.
President Karzai is accompanied by Foreign Minister Zalmai Rasoul, National Security Advisor Dr. Spanta, Cultural Advisor to the President Zalmai Hewadmal and President’s Spokesperson Aimal Faizi.