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Thursday, July 19, 2012
Kabul (BAN) His Excellency Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, hosted a special trilateral meeting of Afghanistan, Pakistan and United Kingdom today, and welcomed to the Presidential Palace Raja Pervez Ashraf, Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and The Right Honorable David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 
President Karzai and Prime Minister Cameron congratulated Prime Minister Ashraf on being elected as Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, and looked forward to working closely with him and his Government. 

The three leaders discussed the current situation in the region and reaffirmed their common vision to advance regional peace and stability.
Recognizing that terrorism poses the gravest threat to regional and international security, the leaders reiterated their strong commitment to working together to eliminate this scourge, and agreed that success will depend on the active support of the region and the international community.
They also emphasized the importance of peace in Afghanistan for the peace and security of Pakistan.
Prime Minister Cameron highlighted the international community’s continued commitment for a peaceful, stable and democratic Afghanistan in a stable and prosperous region.
The three leaders expressed satisfaction at the progress of the Transition process in Afghanistan, and reiterated that an independent, peaceful, self-reliant and democratic Afghanistan was necessary for to the stability and prosperity of the wider region.
They also took note of the international community’s long-term commitments to Afghan security and economic development made at the recent Chicago and Tokyo conferences.
Afghanistan thanked the United Kingdom and Pakistan for their support to these goals. The leaders agreed that regional prosperity requires economic development through trade, investment and greater economic integration.
In this regard, the leaders noted the success of the 14 June 2012 Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Kabul, aimed at strengthening confidence and practical cooperation in the region, including through the implementation of the Istanbul Process confidence building measures.
President Karzai reiterated the continued importance and urgency of a political solution to end the violence in Afghanistan, and the Afghan people’s determination to realize their aspirations for lasting peace through an inclusive and dignified process, involving the Taliban, Hezb-e-Islami and other armed opposition groups.
Prime Ministers Ashraf and Cameron reaffirmed their support for such a process that is led and owned by Afghans, facilitated by Pakistan and other regional countries, and supported by the UK and the wider international community.
The two leaders recognized the leadership that President Karzai has brought to the peace process and welcomed the reinvigorated efforts of the Afghan High Peace Council under Chairman Rabbani.
Prime Ministers Ashraf and Cameron thanked President Karzai for hosting this special trilateral meeting of the three countries.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with the defense minister of France during which both sides discussed transition of security responsibility from the international forces to the Afghan lead, peace process and relations between the two nations.
The France Defense Minister thanked on behalf of France President over timely transition of security responsibility in Kapisa province and said that the process is moving in good manners.
The France Minister touched on the long-term strategic agreement between Afghanistan and France and said that the agreement has been referred to the France parliament for approval.
He called the agreement as important for France and stressed that his country within the framework of this treaty will continue its assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan in different spheres especially in training and strengthening of Afghan security forces.
President Karzai said at the meeting that he has assigned the ministers of defense and interior so that in coordination with the France forces implement the transition process in the Kapisa province.
President Karzai asked for cooperation of France in health spheres and thanked France for its financial commitments at the Tokyo Conference.
He stressed that in the Second Bonn, Chicago and Tokyo Conferences a firm foundation of relations and international assistance have been laid for the future of Afghanistan and the successful ending of the Tokyo Conference is to the benefit of Afghanistan.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met on Tuesday with Andrus Ansip, Estonian Prime Minister to discuss issues of mutual interest.
In a meeting held on Tuesday in the Presidential Palace, the two sides first expressed their pleasure over successful conclusion of the recent Tokyo Conference and discussed ways to enhance bilateral relations in various fields between the two countries.
Prime Minister Ansip then briefed the President on his trip to Afghanistan and the visit he had from Estonian troops stationed in Helmand province.
President Karzai assured the President that Estonia would remain committed to providing continued support to Afghanistan beyond 2014.
The President sought Prime Minister Asnip’s cooperation in providing educational opportunities for Afghan youth to pursue their higher education in Estonia.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai while meeting the tribal elders of Momend Dara said that Afghanistan will stand on its feed when she has educated youth.
At the meeting the president emphasized that more than any other thing they should focus on education of their youth. He added that Afghanistan will stand on its own feet and develop when she has highly educated youth and the people make utmost use of the available opportunities.
Touching on the future concerns said that presently Afghanistan is that old country that its neighbors in the form of friends destroy it, now Afghanistan has the determination and strong support from the world and will deal on mutual respect with different countries.
At this meeting tribal elders of Momend Dara Haji Jehan Zaib Khan and deputy chairman of the provincial council Mohammad Nabi Azimi called education process as successful in their area but they asked for sharing of foreign scholarships for their youth and reconstruction balance.
They said that the area is lying on the Durand line regions and therefore they need better security and provision of share of their cadres at the government departments.
President Karzai instructed the related organs for addressing some of the problems of the Momend Dara tribe.