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President Karzai and President-Elect Obama Discuss Afghanistan

President Hamid Karzai and President-elect Barack Obama spoke on the phone on the evening of Saturday, November 22, discussing how to further increase cooperation between the U.S. and Afghanistan on security and development. During the conversation, President-elect Obama expressed his commitment towards working to address remaining challenges in Afghanistan.

In recent months, President-elect Obama has pledged to increase the U.S. commitment in Afghanistan by sending additional troops and increasing the number of resources for development projects. He has also recognized Afghanistan as the original front in the war on terror and expressed his support for a regional approach to fighting terrorism.

President-elect Obama traveled to Afghanistan in July 2008, where he met with President Karzai and senior members of his cabinet. The day after his victory in the U.S. presidential campaign, President Karzai and Ambassador Said T. Jawad congratulated President-elect Obama and expressed their willingness to work together on issues of mutual concern.

In a statement, President Karzai said, "[I] hope that this election and President Obama's coming into office will bring peace to Afghanistan and prosperity to the Afghan people and to the rest of the world. I look forward to working with them, and the Afghan people will continue to appreciate the assistance of the American people. I will continue to work with them to do what is right for us and for the rest of the world."

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