Afghanistan Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul arrives in New Delhi

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New Delhi, April 25 (ANI): Ahead of the 16th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Summit, Afghanistan's Foreign Minister Zalmay Rassoul arrived here in the national capital on a two-day visit on Sunday.

Rassoul will meet, Union Minister for External Affairs S. M. Krishna and other senior officials in the capital.

Rassoul has undertaken his visit to India on his way to Bhutan on Monday (April 25).

Meanwhile, Krishna would be hosting a dinner for Rassoul in the capital.

Rassoul's visit paves the way for the visit of Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to New Delhi.

Karzai, while being on his way to Bhutan to attend the SAARC Summit, will arrive in New Delhi for two-day State visit. He is expected to arrive in New Delhi on Monday (April 26).

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, Afghanistan President's visit would strengthen the "strategic partnership" between the two nations.

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and President Karzai would also hold one to one meet as well as delegation-level talks.

The trips of the two leaders come two months after the attack in Kabul where at least nine Indians were killed. (ANI)

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