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Kabul Conference concludes with renewing support to Afghanistan

07-21-2010 11:03 BJT

KABUL, July 20 (Xinhua) -- The one-day international conference on the war-torn Afghanistan -- the Kabul Conference opened in Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday morning amid tight security and wrapped up in the afternoon with renewing support to the post-Taliban country.

In a resolution issued at the conclusion of the conference the participants agreed to support the Afghan government's initiative peace and reconciliation program with the armed opposition groups.

Afgan President Hamid Karzai (C), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and UN chief Ban Ki-moon (L) pose following the International Conference on Afghanistan in Kabul, on July 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
Afgan President Hamid Karzai (C), US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) and UN 
chief Ban Ki-moon (L) pose following the International Conference 
on Afghanistan in Kabul, on July 20, 2010. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)
The 32-article resolution read out by Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal also said that the participants expressed their support to channel 50 percent of the funds contributed by the international community to Afghanistan.

In the resolution the participants also stressed for continued support of Afghan national security forces, good governance, economic development and boosting regional cooperation.

This is the first-ever biggest international conference on Afghanistan held inside the post-Taliban country.

Delegates including United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki- moon and some 40 foreign ministers from over 70 countries and international organizations attended the one-day conference.

In his opening remarks, President Hamid Karzai said Afghanistan is "determined" to be responsible for its own security operations by 2014.

"I remain determined that our Afghan National Security Forces will be responsible for all military and law enforcement operations throughout our country by 2014," said Karzai.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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