President Ashraf Ghani at his visit on Thursday renamed Herat Airport after Khwaja Abdullah Ansari.
Ansari was a poet and Muslim Sufi saint who lived in the 11th century in Herat province.
He was also known as “Sage of Herat” and was well known for his poems and poetry.
Ansari was born in Kohandez citadel of Herat provine in the year 1006 and is famous for his book Munajat Namah, the prayers letter.
President Ghani accompanied by his First Vice President Amrullah Saleh, and Hamdullah Mohib National security adviser paid a visit to Herat province for assessing the security situation in the region.
The delegation will meet provincial officials and security members in the province.
The Afghan president will also have talks and dialogues with different sectors of society like Ulema, women, provincial council members, youth, civil society activists, and tribal elders.
This is president’s first visit during his second tenure of leadership.