( dpa ) - Heading a high-level delegation, President Hamid Karzai left for Davos, Switzerland, Tuesday morning to attend the World Economic Forum.
Besides addressing the summit, Karzai is scheduled to meet a number of world leaders including his Swiss counterpart Pascal Kuchin, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
He will also hold talks with the Ukrainian president, Albanian and Dutch prime ministers as well as former Pakistani premier Shaukat Aziz and the UNICEF executive director.
The summit, slated to begin in Davos from Wednesday, is being attended by 2,500 dignitaries from 88 countries. Twenty-seven heads of state and 113 ministers will attend the event.
Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Rangin Dadfar Spanta, Finance Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, senior security advisor Zalmay Rassoul and presidential spokesman Hamayun Hamidzada are accompanying the Afghan leader.
Apart from other international issues, Afghanistan's reconstruction, global assistance for the campaign and NATO's role in restoring peace and stability to the war-devastated country will figure at Karzai's meetings with world leaders.