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Karzai flies to Senegal for 11th OIC summit.

Byline: S. Mudassir Ali Shah For the Guantanamo captive, sometimes listed as Ali Shah, see Said Mohammed Ali Shah.

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S. Mudassir Ali Shah - Mar 12, 2008 - 11:17

KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai Hamid Karzai (Persian and Pashto: حامد کرزي) (b. December 24, 1957) is the current President of Afghanistan, since December 7, 2004. He became the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime.  Wednesday flew to Dakar, the capital of Senegal, for attending a summit of the largest body of Islamic nations Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), his spokesman said.

The president will stay in the African country for two days to participate in the 11th summit of the 57-member grouping, according to a statement from the presidential spokesman's office.

Heads of state will confer on important issues facing Muslim countries and implementation of OIC's 10-year plan based on promoting solidarity among member states, ending the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other subjects.

Besides holding formal talks with leaders from different Muslim countries, the statement added, Karzai would also discuss with his interlocutors the current situation in the conflict-devastated Central Asian nation.

Foreign Minister Dr Rangin Dadfar Spanta Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta (born 1954 in Herat) is the foreign minister of Afghanistan.

He was appointed to that position by Hamid Karzai during a cabinet reshuffle on March 21, 2006 and approved by the 249-seat lower house on April 20, 2006.
, National Security Advisor Zalmay Rasul, Political Advisor to Foreign Affairs Ministry Muhammad Kabir Farahi, Muhammad Omar Daudzai and Karzai's spokesman Hamayun Hamidzada are accompanying the president.

At the conference, outgoing OIC chairman Malaysia may present a report on efforts made to enable the Ummah to better deal with the challenges in the 21st century, especially economic capabilities and capacities of Muslims worldwide.

Ahead of the summit, foreign ministers are to examine a report on a previous meeting of the Ummah's senior officials, draft agendas, work plans for the conference, as well as the draft final communiqu and 'Dakar Declaration.'

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