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Karzai, Cameron discuss reconciliation process

Karzai, Cameron discuss reconciliation process

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Jun 26, 2013 - 13:00

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): President Hamid Karzai and British Prime Minister David Cameron have discussed new developments in the ongoing Afghan-led reconciliation process, the Presidential Palace said on Wednesday.

Cameron phoned the president on Tuesday evening, hours after the US special representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon left Kabul for Islamabad.

A statement Karzai's office said the two leaders conferred on the opening of Talibaninfo-icon's political office in Qatar and Afghanistan's relations with neighbouring countries. The president categorically states his  position on the issues.

After a meeting with Ambassador James Dobbins, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday phoned Karzai and invited him to visit Islamabad for talks on issues of mutual interest.

The state-owned Radio Pakistan said the Afghan leader had accepted Sharif’s invitation after discussing bilateral relations and regional situation.

Separately, US President Barack Obama, in a video conference with his Afghan counterpart, reiterated his commitment to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process.

“The leaders reaffirmed that an Afghan-led peace and reconciliation process is the surest way to end violence and ensure lasting stability in Afghanistan and the region..." the White House said.

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