| GEO World|
| Afghan president heads to Iran|
| Updated at: 1203 PST, Thursday, August 05, 2010|
KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai left on Thursday for neighbouring Iran to attend a regional conference, his office said.
Karzai will deliver a speech to the meeting, the fourth to be held between the tripartite group of Afghanistan, Iran and Tajikistan, which share a language and Persian culture.
The Western-backed Karzai will hold talks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, aiming to building stronger ties between the countries, Karzai's office said in a statement.