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Zardari arrives in Afghanistan on two-day visit

In an effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari today arrived in Kabul on a two-day official visit.

world Updated: Jan 07, 2009 02:10 IST

In an effort to strengthen bilateral ties, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari today arrived in Kabul on a two-day official visit.

This is Zardari's first official visit to the country. He will discuss regional, bilateral and international issues with Afghan leaders.

Zardari, who is visiting Afghanistan on the invitation of President Hamid Karzai was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, North West Frontier Province Governor Owais Ahmad Ghani and other political leaders.

Karzai and Zardari are scheduled to hold a one-to-one meeting followed by delegation-level talks. The talks will cover a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues, the Foreign Office said in a statement.

A joint declaration between Pakistan and Afghanistan on "Directions of Bilateral Cooperation" will be signed by the foreign ministers of the two countries in the presence of the two Presidents.

Karzai will host a banquet tonight and a one-on-one breakfast tomorrow in honour of Zardari.