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Karzai off to Dushanbe for RECCA summit

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Karzai off to Dushanbe for RECCA summit

President Hamid Karzai on Saturday left Kabul for Dushanbe, capital of Tajikistan, to attend the 5th summit of the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA).

RECCA is a forum dedicated to advance Afghan stabilization and South and Central Asian regional economic integration. The conference, attended by eleven regional countries, was a building block for an Afghan-led regional cooperation process and noted that all efforts shall be made to support and accelerate the implementation of various international transmission links, and joint steps shall be taken with consensus to promote and efficiently utilize the hydropower potential of the region. Furthermore to cooperate in the field of regional sharing the benefits of water, counter-narcotics, transport, energy transport, trade facilitation, business climate.

The meeting among Afghan, Tajik, Iranian and Pakistani presidents would be held on March 25, Abdul Hakim Asher, the government media centre chief, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

He believed the regional countries could play an effective  role in bolstering Afghanistan’s economy. President Karzai would also participate in a Nawroz festival in Tajikistan.

Previously, the foreign ministry had said the RECCA summit would feature representatives from more than 70 countries.

Senior officials from Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United States will attend the next meeting of the trilateral Core Group on on the sidelines of RECCA at the Afghan embassy in Dushanbe.



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