|
|
|
|
|
22nd Shawwal 1435 | Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
World

Kerry speaks to Karzai

Friday, 8 February 2013
Comments(0)
Washington, February 08:

US Secretary of State John Kerry today spoke over phone with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to emphasize his country's strong support to the ongoing reconciliation talks, his spokesperson said.

"The Secretary emphasized the US' ongoing strong support for a stable and secure Afghanistan, and he reaffirmed our commitment to reconciliation and the role of the Afghan High Peace Council, underscoring our commitment to support Afghans' aspirations for free, fair and inclusive elections in 2014 as well," State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland said.

The two leaders among other things discussed the progress US and Afghan negotiators are making in the Bilateral Security Agreement negotiations.

"The Secretary closed by underscoring how much he looked forward to working closely with President Karzai as our countries continue to build an enduring partnership through the transition and beyond," she said.

This was the first phone call between the two leaders after Kerry joined the State Department this Monday as the Secretary of State.

Nuland said Kerry has not spoken with his Pakistani counterpart yet, but would soon be talking with her.

Kerry spoke with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid early this week.

--PTI

Latest News

BP pills not the reason for falling, fracturing bones

A new study has recently revealed that people taking intensive blood pressure medication are not pro ...

Differently-abled students steal the show by performing on stage

The students of a Government School for differently-abled kids, Jagathy, in Thiruvananthapuram perfo ...

Indian health portal is 'match maker' for doctors abroad

A newly launched Indian health portal www.swaasthindia.gov.in serves as a "match maker" between publ ...

Related News

US to continue targeted air strikes in Iraq

US military will continue air strikes against forces of Islamic State and humanitarian efforts for I ...

Political dialogue key for South Sudan rec...

China Tuesday told South Sudan that political dialogues are the sole way for South Sudan to realise national reconciliation. Chinese Fore ...

ICRC wants respect of humanitarian law in Gaza

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Tuesday called on parties in the Gaza conflict t ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 28330 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think KCR would continue celebrating all national events at Golconda Fort beginning from Independence Day?
YesNoCan't say

Comments >>

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com