Karzai meets Afghan students in Tajikistan
KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai met with teachers and students of an Afghan refugee school, Samanyan School, on the second day of his visit to Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, the Presidential Palace said on Friday.
Karzai is in Dushanbe for a summit also involving the presidents of Tajikistan, Pakistan and Russia.
In its declaration, the summit said the heads of state, affirming and encouraging the attraction of investments into such sectors as energy, transport, communications, construction, mining, chemistry, food and other industries, as well as into the agricultural sector, recommend the establishment of direct contacts between businesses of their countries.
The four presidents said that "the further development and expansion of transit and transportation corridors promotes regional trade, increases foreign investment and faciliates joint cooperation projects."
Karzai also met his Pakistani and Tajik counterparts on the sidelines of the summkit. At his meeting with Zardari, Karzai stressed the need for increased cooperation in the fight against terrorism.
During his visit to the Afghan refugee school, teachers and students asked Karzai to provide them with facilities, the statement from the Presidential Palace said.
Teachers said they should be provided with facilities availing their colleagues in other schools. Students urged their president to help them get higher education
The president promised instructing the Afghan Ministry of Education to provide facilities needed by the students and teachers.
Karzai urged all Afghan refugees living in Tajikistan to send their children to school for education in order they could play a major role in the development of their own country.
Karzai left for Tajikistan on Thursday to participate in the third quartet meeting among the leaders of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, and Pakistan on the international battle against terror and the war on drugs, regional cooperation, as well as economic issues.
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