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Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrives in Kabul


The Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrived in Kabul today to meet with his counterpart President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and other high level Afghan officials. According to reports, President Widodo is also expected to meet with the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah during visit to Kabul to discuss issues of bilateral interest.

President Widodo is the first Indonesian President to visit Afghanistan after almost 58 years following the last visit by an Indonesian President in 1961.

He is also expected to visit the historic Dar-ul-Aman Palace which is currently undergoing restoration and the Indonesian Islamic Center in Kabul.

President Widodo had earlier visited Pakistan where he met with his Pakistan counterpart President Mamnoon Hussain.

According to reports, President Widodo had insisted on the formation of a joint committee of the religious scholars of the three countries.

He had also met with a delegation of the Afghan High Peace Council officials in Indonesia where he had reaffirmed his country’s support to the Afghan peace process.