KABUL, Afghanistan – President Ashraf Ghani left for an official visit to Kuwait and Qatar Monday morning, according to the Palace, to “pay homage” to late Emir of Kuwait, then he will head to Qatar for a two-day visit.
Ghani is leading a high-ranking government delegation first to Kuwait to “offer Fatiha for and pay homage” to the late Emir of Kuwait 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, including a number of other senior officials of the country to discuss efforts for deepening Afghanistan-Qatar bilateral relations and mutual cooperation in various areas,” the Presidential Palace said in a thread Monday morning.
He is scheduled to address a gathering at Doha Institute, where Qatar’s prominent diplomats, lecturers, academicians and students will attend as well, according to the Palace.
The President 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, and General Director of the Administrative Office of the President Fazel Mahmood Fazly.
Meanwhile, 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 will attend him during the visit.