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Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 8:16
Update :Video: The best way to safeguard human rights is peace - Afghan Leader tells President
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Afghanistan President Hameed Karzai who is here on a three day official visit to Sri Lanka had bilateral talks with President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

The Afghan President was given all diplomatic marks of respect including a guard of honor when he arrived for talks at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

During the talks, President Karzai said that the best protector of all human rights is peace.

He pointed out that the path to human development and prosperity is peace and Sri Lanka has achieved such lasting peace.

President Karzai said that Sri Lanka has been rated for its top social and economical development to become one of the top nations in South Asia.

He said therefore his country wants to follow suit of a development agenda similar to that of Sri Lanka.

During the discussion, President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he praises President Karzai’s administration which has been giving leadership to Afghanistan in its decisive era of circumstances.

President Rajapaksa also stated that Sri Lanka is ready to give its fullest support to Afghanistan in its daunting effort to achieve lasting peace.

Later the two countries signed four important agreements.

Meanwhile the Afghan President had also convened a media briefing in Colombo this evening to educate journalists about his tour of Sri Lanka.



Update :  Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 07:07 PM
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Discussions start between Sri Lankan and Afghanistan Presidents


President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai who arrived in Colombo yesterday on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka is currently engaged in a bilateral discussion with President Mahinda Rajapakse.

The Afghan President was scheduled to visit last month but the visit was postponed due to the recent attack on Afghan troops in Kunar Province.

Three Memoranda of Understanding between the two countries for cooperation in training of Afghan nurses in Sri Lanka, Education and Sports are due to be signed during the visit.

This is the first-ever State visit to Sri Lanka by the President of Afghanistan.

Update : Thursday, 06 March 2014 - 13:04
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Afghan President in Sri lanka

The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai arrived in Colombo yesterday on a two-day state visit to Sri Lanka.

The Afghan President was scheduled to visit last month but the visit was postponed due to the recent attack on Afghan troops in Kunar Province.

A ceremonial welcome will be accorded to the visiting dignitary at the Presidential Secretariat today, followed by bilateral talks between the two leaders.


Three Memoranda of Understanding between the two countries for cooperation in training of Afghan nurses in Sri Lanka, Education and Sports are due to be signed during the visit.


This will be the first-ever State visit to Sri Lanka by the President of Afghanistan.

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