Afghan president arriving on three-day visit to India

| Monday, April 27, 2015 - 17:56
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Afghan president arriving on three-day visit to India

New Delhi: Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani will be in India for a three-day state visit beginning on Monday and will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and attend delegation-level talks.

Scheduled to arrive here at 8 p.m. on Monday, Ghani will receive a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan and hold talks with President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday.

A communique said Ghani will also have his first bilateral engagement with Modi, followed by delegation-level talks at Hyderabad House.

He will meet Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari as well as union ministers Sushma Swaraj, Manohar Parrikar and Nirmala Sitharaman.

On the invitation of Mukherjee, Ghani will also attend a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan on the second day of his visit.

Ghani is also scheduled to lay a wreath at Rajghat and deliver the keynote address at the Indian Council of World Affairs Research Centre.

Ghani will hold a joint interaction with business leaders from the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Associated Chambers of Commerce of India before concluding the visit on April 29.

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