President Karzai meets President Bush

After a successful visit to the United Nations, President Hamid Karzai is scheduled to meet with several top leaders of the Congress and the US Government, including President George W Bush, reports the Afghan news agency Pajhwok. Read the story below.

Updated: (9.25.2008)

Karzai meets Bush friday

President Karzai reaches Washington D.C. to meet President George W. Bush on friday.

By Pajhwok correspondent


UNITED NATIONS (PAN): After a successful visit to the United Nations, President Hamid Karzai and his delegation Wednesday reached Washington to have a series of talks with the top leaders of the Congress and the US Government, which would conclude with a Karzai-Bush meeting at the White House on September 26.


During his three day stay in Washington Karzai is scheduled to meet the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, and several other Senators. Later he would be meeting the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.Karzai would also have one-o-one meeting with the influential Senator John Kerry, who was defeated by President George W Bush, during the 2004 presidential elections.


On Friday, Karzai would address the think tanks at the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Centre. Later in the afternoon, the same day, he would travel to White House to meet the US President, George W Bush.


Meanwhile, on Thursday the Deputy Secretary of State John D Negroponte and the visiting Afghan Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta will co-chair the third meeting of U.S.-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership.


"The Strategic Partnership is a symbol of our strong and enduring relationship with Afghanistan," the State Department said in a statement. "The four Strategic Partnership Working Groups on security, governance, development, and counter-narcotics each will produce specific proposals for joint action that the U.S. and Afghanistan will implement in order to achieve our shared objectives," it said.

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