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President Karzai Congratulates Prime Minister Blair on Election Victory
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Kabul - H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, congratulates Prime Minister Tony Blair on New Labour Party’s historic victory in the United Kingdom’s general elections yesterday.

In his reaction to the news earlier today, the President said: "On behalf of the people of Afghanistan, I extend my warmest congratulations to you on the New Labour Party’s victory in your country’s general elections. This historic victory, which will pave the way for a third term Labour Party government, demonstrates the trust that the people of the United Kingdom have in your vision and leadership.”

The President is confident that the partnership between the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, which has an invaluable asset to Afghanistan’s stabilisation and recovery over the three and half years, will be further strengthened. Prime Minister Blair’s commitment, and his leadership in mobilising international community’s assistance to Afghanistan, have contributed significantly to the progress that Afghanistan has achieved. Taking this opportunity, the President thanks Prime Minister Blair for the dependable support that the United Kingdom, under his leadership, has provided to Afghanistan.

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