Afghanistan, Indonesia sign co-operation agreements

Staff Report

2012-11-10

BALI, Indonesia – Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Indonesian counterpart Susilo Bambang November 9 attended the signing of agreements on their countries’ relations, according to Karzai’s press office.

The agreements covered “Afghanistan-Indonesia Friendship and Cooperation, visa exemption for holders of diplomatic and service passports and ... bilateral consultations as well as ... cultural exchange programs,” Karzai’s office said.

Karzai called Indonesia an old friend of Afghanistan. After discussions between Karzai and Bambang, the governments issued a joint statement highlighting potential Indonesian aid to Afghanistan in “technical, capacity building, agriculture and in women empowerment,” according to Karzai’s office.

Karzai was in Bali for the 5th Bali Democracy Forum.

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