Afghan President to Speak at Hilltop Friday
Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, will talk about the future of Afghan-U.S. Relations when he visits Georgetown University for the third time on Jan. 11, the university reported. Karzai, who first came to the Georgetown University in 2002 for the Afghanistan America Summit on Recovery and Reconstruction, returned in 2006 to receive an honorary degree, according to the university. "During this year’s visit, Karzai's evening talk will be “Afghanistan Beyond 2014: A Perspective on Afghan-U.S. Relations." He will speak at 5:30 p.m. at Gaston Hall. President Barack Obama will host Karzai and his delegation at the White House for “bilateral meetings” Friday before the speech at Georgetown, the White House announced. “President Obama looks forward to welcoming the Afghan delegation to Washington, and discussing our continued transition in Afghanistan, and our shared vision of an enduring partnership between the United States and Afghanistan,” the White House statement said.