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Date of Release: 26 November 2006

President Hamid Karzai Receives Phone Call from President Bush


Arg, Kabul – H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, spoke on the phone yesterday evening to H.E. George W Bush, President of the United States of America, before his departure for Riga, Latvia’s capital, to attend the NATO summit.

During this telephone conversation, President Bush assured President Hamid Karzai that the United States of America will reiterate its commitment at the NATO summit to the strengthening of security and reconstruction in Afghanistan.

The two Presidents discussed preparations for regional peace Jirgas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the fight against narcotics and corruption.

President Bush renewed his country’s firm support for Afghanistan and assured President Hamid Karzai of the continued assistance of the international community and the United States of America in all areas and at the same time wanted Afghanistan to take effective measures in fighting narcotics.

Thanking President Bush for his phone call, President Hamid Karzai too emphasized the expansion of bilateral relations.


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