President Ghani leaves for official visit to Kuwait and Qatar

Presidential Palace, Kabul: President Ashraf Ghani leading a high-ranking government delegation left for Kuwait this morning to offer Fatiha for and pay homage to the Late Emir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and to convey his sympathies to the State and people of Kuwait.

President Ghani then will travel to Doha, the capital of Qatar, on a two-day official visit where he is set to meet Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, Emir of Qatar; Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al-Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar and a number of other senior officials of the country to discuss efforts for deepening Afghanistan-Qatar bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in various areas.

During the visit, President Ghani is scheduled to address a gathering at Doha Institute where Qatar’s prominent diplomats, lecturers, academicians and students will attend as well.

The President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will be accompanied by First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, Acting Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, Chief of Staff for the President Mohammad Shakir Kargar, General Director of the Administrative Office of the President Dr. Fazel Mahmood Fazly, Acting Minister of Higher Education Abbas Basir, Acting Minister of Education Rangina Hamidi, Acting Minister of Economy Karima Hamid Faryabi, Member of the Lower House Ajmal Rahmani, Member of the Upper House Abdul Latif Nahzatyar, and Ambassadors of Afghanistan to Kuwait and Qatar. The heads of prominent Afghan media are also accompanying the president.