Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Office of the President
President Hamid Karzai Left for Switzerland
22 January 2008
Presidential Palace, Kabul – His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, left for Davos, Switzerland, this morning to attend the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008.
President Hamid Karzai will address the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 on a wide range of issues related to Afghanistan and the world at large.
The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2008 programme will focus largely on the following five conceptual pillars: Business Competing While Collaborating Economics and Finance Addressing Economic Insecurity Geopolitics Aligning Interests across Divides Science and Technology Exploring Nature's New Frontiers Values and Society Understanding Future Shifts, and will highlight the power of collaborative innovationas the principal theme for the Annual Meeting 2008.
During this visit, President Hamid Karzai will meet with His Excellency Pascal Couchepin, President of the Swiss Confederation and Federal Councillor of Home Affairs, His Excellency Gordon Brown, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Her Excellency Condoleezza Rice, United States Secretary of State, Viktor A. Yushchenko, President of Ukraine, His Excellency Sali Berisha, Prime Minister of Albania, His Excellency Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of Netherlands, His Excellency Shaukat Aziz, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, and Her Excellency Ann M. Veneman, Executive Director of UNICEF to discuss issues of mutual interest.
President Hamid Karzai is accompanied on this trip by Dr Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Zalmay Rasoul, National Security Advisor, Dr Anwarulhaq Ahadi, Minister of Finance, and Humayun Hamidzada, Spokesperson to the President.
For further information, please contact:
Office of the Spokesman to the President Tel.:
+ 93 797 163 355
+ 93 799 302 145
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