กก KABUL, May 3 (Xinhuanet) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai would embark on an important journey from next week to Europe and the United States, a presidential spokesman said Tuesday.
"The president is going to visit Europe next week, during which he would deliver a speech to the European parliament besides meeting the king of Belgium and secretary general of NATO," Jawed Ludin told journalists here at a news conference.
The talks with European leaders including the king of Belgium and head of European parliament would focus on further cementing relations, continued European support and NATO's expansion acrossthe post-Taliban central Asian state, said the spokesman.
Karzai, who in the past paid several visits to European countries and the United States, would seek persistent backing in reconstructing his nation.
The Afghan leader's visit to the United States will begin by the end of May, Ludin disclosed.
"In addition to meeting President Bush at the White House, theAfghan president would deliver speeches at Boston and Nebraska's Universities,"he noted. The universities would grant doctorate degrees to the president. Enditem