President Ghani leaves for Germany to attend Munich Security Conference

16 February 2017

Arg, Kabul: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani departed on a two-day visit to Munich City of Germany this evening at the head of a senior state delegation to attend the 53rd Munich Security Conference.

Besides participating in this Conference, the President is scheduled to deliver remarks on terrorism, extremism and security of Afghanistan during the visit. 
The President will meet and hold discussions with state leaders and heads of international organizations at the sidelines of this Conference. He will meet with German Chancellor, US Vice-President, President of Azerbaijan, President of Croatia, Prime Minister of Turkey, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Norway, President of Georgia, UN Secretary General, and High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Foriegn Ministers of Russia, Germany, Saudi Arabia, People’s Republic of China, Iran and Qatar, US Senators including John McCain, British Secretary of Defense,  Bill Gates, Head of Albright Group, Head of International Criminal Court and former Special Envoy of UN Secretary General for Afghanistan Lakhdar Brahimi.

Further, Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi and High Representative of European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini will sign an Agreement of Cooperation in presence of President Ghani during the visit.

The President is accompanied by National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, Minister of Finance Eklil Hakimi, Chief Advisor to the President on Public and Strategic Relations Affairs Ahmad Nadir Naderi and Chief Advisor to the President on Infrastructure Dr. Mohammad Hamayoun Qayoumi.

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