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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Karzai to Visit Russia

Afghanistan's interim prime minister, Hamid Karzai, will visit Moscow early next month, Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov announced Tuesday.

Ivanov, speaking at a meeting with Afghan Defense Minister Mohammed Fahim in Moscow, said intensive preparations were under way for Karzai's visit, Interfax reported.

Ivanov, who met with Karzai during a visit to Kabul last week, did not give specific dates for the trip, and the Afghan Embassy in Moscow could not be reached for comment Tuesday evening.