Afghan president leaves for Turkey
Afghan President Hamid Karzai left for Turkey on Sunday to attend the 25th Economic and Trade Forum of the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC), a statement released by his office said, Xinhua reported.
The visit came at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul. During the visit, the Afghan president would deliver a speech and exchange views with the participants on boosting economic and trade cooperation among the Muslim countries, the statement added.
The five-day conference which opened in Istanbul on Thursday would be concluded on Monday.
This is Karzai's first foreign tour after winning his second-term in the presidential election early this month.