Karzai leaves for U.S. amid hostage crisis

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has left Afghanistan for the United States on a two-day state visit on Sunday morning amid a South Korean hostage crisis, according to a statement.

Karzai leaves for U.S. amid hostage crisis
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has left Afghanistan for the United States on a two-day state visit on Sunday morning amid a South Korean hostage crisis, according to a statement.

During his visit to the U.S., Karzai will meet with his U.S. counterpart George W. Bush at Camp David to discuss Afghanistan's reconstruction, military cooperation, civilian casualties and narcotics, an upcoming peace assembly between Afghanistan and Pakistan, the U.S. assistance to Afghanistan, said the statement issued by Afghan Presidential Palace.

However, observers here said that Karzai and Bush are also expected to discuss the ongoing South Korean hostage crisis in the country.

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Last Mod: 05 Ağustos 2007, 14:08
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