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New British PM meets Afghan president

05-16-2010 12:55 BJT

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British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has held his first meeting with a foreign leader, Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Cameron's Downing Street office said the leaders met at Chequers, the country residence of the British Prime Minister. Karzai was visiting Britain on his way back from the United States, where he met with US President Barack Obama. According to a spokeswoman, the two leaders discussed Karzai's visit to Washington and the prospects for the peace conference in Afghanistan at the end of May.Both agreed that the relationship between Afghanistan and Britain should be further strengthened.

British forces have been in Afghanistan since the beginning of operations in 2001, and 251 soldiers have died in action during the conflict.

Editor:Zhang Ning |Source: CCTV.com

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