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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton ahead of an international aid conference in Kabul.
Security has been tightened across the Afghan capital. Thousands of Afghan soldiers and police have been deployed to secure the city during the meeting. The conference is co-chaired by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. During the meeting, Afghanistan is expected to ask for 13 billion US dollar, to reconstruct the war-torn country.
The Kabul Conference, scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, will draw foreign ministers from more than 60 countries.