Saturday, March 26, 2011

Karzai in Tehran

Afghan President Hamid Karzai arrived in Tehran today to take part in a ceremony celebrating Norouz (Nowruz), the beginning of the New Year in Iran and the neighboring countries. Karzai who is heading a high-ranking delegation is to meet senior Iranian officials as well as the presidents of several neighboring countries who will also be attending the Norouz ceremonies in Tehran. Among the topics high in Karzai’s agenda, is the fate of many Afghan citizens imprisoned in Iran. Karzai will be attempting to have many of them freed on the occasion of Norouz.

Photo: President Karzai, wearing the green robe, arriving at Mehrabad airport in Tehran / IRNA

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