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Afghan president leaves for India on state visit


19:09, May 20, 2013

KABUL, May 20 (Xinhua) -- Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai left on Monday for a two-day visit to India, a statement released here by his office said.

"President Hamid Karzai, leading a high-level delegation, left this morning on a two-day state visit to India at the invitation of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee," the statement said.

During his visit, Karzai is scheduled to meet with Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other Indian officials, the statement added.

Discussions at the meetings with Indian leaders will focus on ways to enhance bilateral relations in various areas, strengthening of Afghan civil and military institutions as well as situation in Afghanistan and the region, the statement went on to say.

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