• Kyodo


Afghanistan’s new leader Hamid Karzai plans to attend a ministerial-level meeting in Tokyo in late January on reconstructing Afghanistan, a top Japanese official said Saturday.

Karzai, sworn in earlier in the day in Kabul as head of the post-Taliban interim administration, is expected to attend the donors’ meeting being jointly chaired by Japan, the European Union, Saudi Arabia and the United States, said Shigeo Uetake, Japan’s senior vice foreign minister.

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