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Karzai Begins Visit With a Stop at Mecca

January 19, 2002|From Times Wire Services

Hamid Karzai began his first tour abroad as prime minister of Afghanistan, setting out on a pilgrimage to Islam's holy shrine in Mecca.

The prime minister is scheduled to meet Saudi King Fahd in Riyadh, the capital, today.

A Karzai spokesman said he will then travel to Tokyo for a two-day donors' conference on Afghanistan that begins Monday. Later this month, he heads to the United States to meet with President Bush.

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