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President to visit Tehran on Aug. 4

President to visit Tehran on Aug. 4

Jul 25, 2013 - 21:34

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai would visit Tehran on August 4 to attend Iranian President-elect Hassan Rohani’s inauguration, his office said on Thursday.

Foreign Minister Dr. Zalmai Rassoul would accompany Karzai, a statement from the Presidential Palace said, calling Iran a friendly country having cultural commonalities with Afghanistaninfo-icon.  

Over the past decade, the neighbours have closely cooperated in different spheres, according to the statement that stressed greater Afghan-Iranian economic links.

With the notable exception of the US and Israel, Iran has invited worldinfo-icon leaders to the inauguration. Pakistaninfo-icon President Asif Ali Zardari has also accepted the invitation.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi and Russian President Vladimir Putin may also visit Tehran.



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