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    NATO supports Karzai's 2014 transition plan

    KABUL (PAN): NATO's top official on Tuesday said the western alliance fully supported President Hamid Karzai's goal to have Afghan forces take charge of the country's security by 2014.



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    Afghanistan eyes full security control by 2014

    (UPDATES with Pakistan FM's comments)KABUL (PAN): The Afghan government is determined the take responsibility for security of the country within four years, President Hamid Karzai told the Kabul Conference on Tuesday.



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    Reconciliation drive draws support

    KABUL (PAN): Foreign ministers of Canada, Czech Republic, Russia and Turkey Tuesday supported the Afghan government's efforts for reconciliation with militants.



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    President sets out agenda for Afghan future

    (UPDATE 3 )KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai, calling for more Afghan control over how aid money is spent, on Tuesday urged the international community to abandon "quick-impact" projects and focus instead on long-term sustainable programmes.



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    World Bank backs Afghan call to control more aid money

    KABUL (PAN): Afghanistan has plenty of natural resources yet nine million people still face the threat of poverty, the managing director of the World Bank told an international conference on Tuesday.



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    China lends weight to Karzai's proposal

    KABUL (PAN): Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Tuesday supported the channeling of 50 percent of foreign aid to the Afghan government.



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    APTTA a concrete achievement: US

    KABUL (PAN): The United States welcomed on Tuesday the signing of the Afghanistan-Pakistan Transit Trade Agreement (APTTA), saying it would help the neighbours implement the deal.



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    UK pleads for political solution

    KABUL (PAN): The British foreign secretary on Tuesday praised the war on terrorism in Afghanistan, but called for a broad-based political settlement.



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    Karzai, Ban bill conference a success

    KABUL (PAN): President Hamid Karzai and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday expressed satisfaction with the outcome of the daylong Kabul Conference, attended by delegates from 60 countries and a dozen international organisations.



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    UN chief supports Afghan government's priorities

    KABUL (PAN): The UN secretary-general on Tuesday supported the Afghan government's new priorities and reaffirmed his pledge of long-term stay in the war-torn country.