Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is expected to visit Australia for bilateral talks and signing cooperation agreements.
Afghanistan’s embassy in Australia in a statement Thursday said that the president has been invited by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Ghani will meet with the PM and Australia’s Governor-General Peter Cosgrove and members of the hosting country’s cabinet, according to the statement.
The agenda of the visit is to expand bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade, mines, higher education, agriculture and investment. The sides will sign two accords on cooperation for development including on mines.
This would be Ghani’s first visit to Australia after taking office as president in September 2014.
In addition to the visit, the president is also expected to travel to Indonesia on April 5-6 to strengthen cooperation in the peace building process.
Ghani will meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo as the sides also discuss ways to improve trade cooperation, Indonesian media reported.