President Ashraf Ghani left for United Arab Emirates(UAE) on Saturday on official visit, his first trip to the country after the death of five UAE diplomats in January's Kandahar attack.
During the visit, President Ghani is scheduled to meet with UAE top officials in Abu Dhabi and discuss wide range of issues including cooperation and security, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.
The statement further said that the President will be accompanied by Hanif Atmar, National Security Advisor, Masoom Stanikzai, the NDS chief, Abdul Salam Rahimi, the Director General of Administrative Office of the President and Council of Ministers and Ajmal Ghani, the president's adviser.
Ghani's visit comes more than a month after at least 12 people including five UAE diplomats and 14 others wounded in a blast in Kandahar governor's compound.
On the Afghan side, the dead included two politicians, a deputy governor of Kandahar and an Afghan diplomat stationed at its embassy in Washington.
The diplomats were expected to open a number of UAE-backed projects as part of an aid programme to Afghanistan.
Following the incident, a joint delegation of Afghan security experts in collaboration with UAE research groups and NATO have started investigations into the Kandahar guesthouse suicide bombing.
However, the delegation has finalized its probe and the head of the delegation had said that they will soonshare the results to the public.
"Our assessment is completed and after the meeting with UAE and Scotish researchers will reveal the full results to the media outlets and public," Daoud Gulzar, the head of the delegation.