News - Afghanistan
Abdullah Abdullah, Afghanistan's Chief Executive and a senior delegation of government officials have left for the United States to participate in the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations.
The Chief Executive office said in a statement Wednesday night that Abdullah will deliver speeches on a number of issues of national importance including the political situation, security situation, the fight against drugs and the strengthening of international cooperation with Afghanistan.
The statement said that Abdullah will also participate in a summit to adopt a post-2015 development program, a trilateral summit of Afghanistan, America and China about the reconstruction of Afghanistan and a joint meeting of the fight against drugs in Afghanistan and summit to combat the so-called Islamic State (Daesh).
During his visit to the U.S the CEO will also meet with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Hassan Rohani the Iranian president.
During his visit Mahmoud Saikal will also be introduced as the Permanent Representative of Afghanistan to the United Nations.
In the past, the president of Afghanistan has attended the meeting but this year according to an NUG accord the Chief Executive will participate on behalf of Afghanistan.
In addition this year a 13 year-old boy will also participate along with the Chief Executive.
Charity organization "Save the Children" has appointed Afghan Samir Nabi among dozens of children from around the world to take part.