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Afghan president skips UN talks

world Updated: Sep 25, 2009 00:11 IST

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is not attending this year's UN General Assembly, Afghan officials confirmed today after his name was struck from the day's list of speakers. "He is not coming. Afghanistan will be represented at the
UN General Assembly by the minister of foreign affairs, Rangin Dadfar Spanta," an official said.