Thursday, October 02, 2014


Afghanistan

Karzai To Meet Kerry, Pakistani Officials In Brussels

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kabul last month
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (right) and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Kabul last month
An Afghan presidential spokesman has said President Hamid Karzai will travel to Brussels on April 23 to meet U.S. Secretary of State of State John Kerry and senior Pakistani officials to discuss the faltering Afghan peace process.

Aimal Faizi, Karzai's chief spokesman, said the meeting has been arranged to repair ties between Kabul and Islamabad.

Tensions between the two neighbors have soared recently over border disputes and the failing reconciliation process. 

On April 22, Faizi said Pakistan had failed to deliver on its promises regarding the reconciliation process, adding that Afghans are losing patience with Islamabad.

He said, "Our message to Pakistan is enough is enough -- this time we will tell Pakistan that our people's patience is running out and we can't wait for Pakistan to deliver on Afghan peace promises."

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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