President Karzai Discusses Long-term With British PM

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Chicago/Washington (BNA) President Hamid Karzai met with David Cameron British Prime Minister in Chicago city of USA. 
At this meeting they discussed bilateral relations, long-term commitment of Britain towards Afghanistan, transition of security responsibilities to the Afghan forces, peace and reintegration and the future presidential elections of Afghanistan. 
President Karzai said that 2014 is very important for Afghanistan because on one hand transition of security is taking place at this year and the presidential election will be organized. 
Calling the role of Pakistan in the peace process as important said that stability in Afghanistan is to the interest of Pakistan and the region. 
David Cameron said at the meeting that Britain is loyal to its long-term commitments towards Afghanistan and added that all the NATO countries are committed towards the process of transition of security to the Afghan forces. 
He also touched on the assistance of his country to Afghanistan and added that the academy of military officers to be built by Britain forms an important part of his country’s aid in military sphere to Afghanistan. 
He added that his country will assist Afghanistan with 178 million Sterling Pounds annually for reconstruction and development of Afghanistan and in addition to this will provide an aid of $100 annually for security forces of Afghanistan.

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