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Talks on Afghanistan begin in Kabul

06-14-2012 23:17 BJT

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An international conference began Thursday morning in Kabul, with the aim of figuring out ways to stabilize Afghanistan, and chart out the future of the war-torn country after NATO-led foreign troops pull out in 2014.

Representatives, including foreign ministers from 30 countries, took part in the one-day talks which follow up discussions at the Istanbul conference last November. The meeting also brought together delegates from international organizations such as NATO, the EU, the SCO and the UN.

During the opening speech, Afghan President Hamid Karzai said that closer cooperation among the regional countries is needed as his country is in a critical period of transition. He hoped the talks would help bring peace, and sustainability to Afghanistan and the region.

Editor:Wang Shuo |Source: CNTV.CN

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