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Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met on Thursday with Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar, Foreign Minister of Pakistan to discuss issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting held in the Presidential Palace, both sides discussed ways to enhance cooperation between the two countries and exchanged views on the peace process.
Pakistan Foreign Minister said that the two countries had been victims of terrorism and extremism and added that they were interested to see peace talks implemented in practice.
Foreign Minister Khar informed that Prime Minister Gilani would visit Afghanistan and hold talks separately with the President and other officials of the Afghan government to determine next steps in the peace process.
Terming Pakistan's role important in Afghanistan’s peace process, President Karzai said that they would do everything they could to implement the peace process.
The President said that Salahuddin Rabbani, Chairman of the High Peace Council was scheduled to first visit Saudi Arabia and then Pakistan and added that he hoped that Pakistan would provide necessary cooperation to the delegation.
Describing his recent trip to China as fruitful, President Karzai said that countries in the region, particularly Russia and China declared their support from the strategic partnership deals that Afghanistan had signed with some countries in the world.
Ms. Hina Rabbani promised to help with the peace process and declared that Pakistan would remain committed to support the peace efforts in Afghanistan.
She added that Pakistan and Afghanistan had had good experiences in the past and had to further work for building an environment of trust between the two countries.
 

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Karzai met with Guido Westerwelle, German Foreign Minister to discuss issues of mutual interest.
The two sides first spoke about the President’s recent trip to China and Afghanistan’s participation in the Shanghai Cooperation Summit.
German Foreign Minister congratulated President Karzai on the successful convention of the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference in Kabul and Afghanistan's membership as observer in the SCO.
Describing his recent trip to China as fruitful, the President said that countries in the region, particularly Russia and China declared their support from the strategic partnerships that Afghanistan forged with some countries across the globe.
President Karzai expressed gratitude for Germany’s continued cooperation and assistance in various fields, especially the commitment of 150 million Euros to help Afghanistan strengthen its security forces in Afghanistan.
The President underscored that the Afghan government would focus on good governance and elimination of corruption in the next two years.
Both sides exchanged views on Pakistan’s cooperation in combating terrorism and radicalism and its role in the peace process of Afghanistan.
Westerwelle said that Germany would remain committed to continue their cooperation with Afghanistan.
 

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met on Thursday with Sergey Lavrov, Foreign Minister of Russia to discuss issues of mutual interest.
During the meeting held in the Presidential Palace, Foreign Minister Lavrov described the Heart of Asia Ministerial Conference as effective for enhancing regional cooperation and congratulated the President on its successful convention and wrap-up.
Lavrov said that his country was interested in expanding its bilateral relations and cooperation with Afghanistan.
Sergey Lavrov briefed the President on Russia’s old and new construction projects in Afghanistan and added that Russia was keen to speed up its ties and cooperation with the Afghan Line Ministries for the work.
Russian Foreign Minister also said that under the bilateral relationship framework, Russia wanted to cooperate and help with further strengthening of Afghan security forces.
President Karzai then termed Afghan-Russian bilateral relations very important for Afghanistan.
The President thanked Russia for its support to Afghanistan’s Observer membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and evaluated his meeting as very important with President Vladimir Putin, on the sideline of the Shanghai summit, for expanding bilateral relations between the two countries.
President Karzai stressed on the need for sincere regional cooperation with the intention of strengthening peace and stability in the country.
The two sides also discussed various issues related to the future of Afghanistan beyond 2014.
 

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai held a bilateral meeting on Thursday afternoon with Villy Sovndal, Foreign Minister of Denmark, who congratulated President Karzai on the successful conclusion of the Kabul Ministerial Conference.
He described President Karzai’s remarks in the conference as comprehensive and said Denmark, which currently holds EU’s rotating presidency, will continue to stand by the people of Afghanistan.
President Karzai thanked Minister Sovndal for his participation to the Conference and thanked Denmark for all its assistance over the past years to Afghanistan.
There were also discussions that centered on Afghanistan’s economic development and the recovery of state institutions for a stronger rule of law and democracy in Afghanistan.