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Afghanistan

Obama, Karzai Discuss Afghan Reconciliation

Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left)  with U.S. President Barack Obama (file photo)
Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) with U.S. President Barack Obama (file photo)
The White House says U.S. President Barack Obama has spoken with his Afghan counterpart to discuss regional support for moves toward Afghan reconciliation.

Obama also discussed Afghan President Hamid Karzai's talks with the leaders of Pakistan and Iran last week in Islamabad.

The White House said in a statement that the two leaders "agreed to speak again soon to remain closely aligned as both countries continue their efforts to achieve common goals and work to forge a long-term partnership." 

The telephone conversation also followed the Afghan president's assertion in a newspaper interview last week that his government was involved in talks with the Taliban, both with and without the United States.

Compiled from agency reports
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by: William from: Aragon
February 20, 2012 23:27
Can anybody explain to me what the President Obama's statement means, or is it diplomat-speak for "nothing to announce"?

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