Karzai to visit India

New Delhi, May 16 (IANS) Afghan President Hamid Karzai will pay a three-day official visit to India from May 20 to hold wide-ranging discussions with Indian leaders, the Afghan ambassador said Thursday.

Karzai is expected to discuss the security situation in his country as US troops prepare to withdraw and seek more military cooperation to tackle “terrorist groups”, Shaida M. Abadali told the media.

Karzai will meet President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and discuss a range of issues of mutual concern and interest, the ambassador said.

Karzai will also be the chief guest at the convocation of Lovely Professional University at Jalandhar in Punjab where he will be conferred an honorary degree by President Mukherjee.

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