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Secretary receives former Afghan leader HE Hamid Karzai

Secretary receives former Afghan leader HE Hamid Karzai

The former President of Afghanistan HE Hamid Karzai arrived in the island today (31st Monday, August 2015).

HE Karzai was accorded a traditional welcome and was received by Secretary to the Ministry of Defence Mr. BMUD Basnayake upon his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport. HE Karzai is accompanied by Mrs. Karzai.

The former Afghan leader is visiting the country to attend the 'Defencve Seminar - 2015' as the chief guest.

The two-day international defence conclave organized by the Sri Lanka Army begins tomorrow (01st Tuesday, September 2015) at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. HE Karzai will attend the opening session of the conference and deliver the keynote address.

About 350 participants, both local and foreign are expected to attend the conference and deliberate on thematic issues related to this year's theme 'National Security in the Context of Emerging Global Threats.

Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva and senior army officers were also present to welcome the visiting dignitary.


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