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US committed to 2014 deadline: Obama

US committed to 2014 deadline: Obama

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Feb 10, 2012 - 16:16

WASHINGTON (PANinfo-icon): US president Barack Obama on Thursday reiterated his commitment to completing the security transition process in Afghanistaninfo-icon by 2014.

 “We reaffirm our commitment to the Lisbon schedule in which we transition to full Afghan lead by the end of 2014,” Obama said in joint media availability with the visiting Italian Prime Minister, Mario Monti.

The two leaders discussed the current situation in Afghanistan, the progress being made towards the transition and the upcoming NATOinfo-icon summit in May in Chicago.

 “I emphasized to him how much we appreciate the sacrifices and outstanding work that are made by Italian forces in Afghanistan,” Obama said.

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