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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 09.23 GMT
Afghan President Congratulates Sri Lanka, President Rajapaksa on Commonwealth Chairmanship


In a phone call to President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning, Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai congratulated Sri Lanka and President Rajapaksa for the assumption of the Commonwealth Chair-in-Office.

While offering his best wishes to both President Rajapaksa and the people of Sri Lanka, President Karzai praised Sri Lanka’s ability in improving many social indicators and achieving such rapid development.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2013 took place in Colombo over the past weekend with the participation of 50 Commonwealth nations. This year’s CHOGM focused on the theme “Growth with Equity; Inclusive Development.”

More information about the proceedings of CHOGM 2013 and related events can be found on the official CHOGM website:





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