January 27, 2010

Karzai lobbies neighbours ahead of key conference

Taliban in Herat.Image via Wikipedia

AFP/File – Afghan Taliban fighters seen on a hillside at Maydan Shahr in Wardak province, west of Kabul. Afghan …

by Nicolas Cheviron

ISTANBUL (AFP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai tried Tuesday to shore up international backing for efforts to cajole Islamist insurgents to lay down their arms, as Germany offered more troops and cash for the ravaged nation.

Karzai was meeting regional leaders in Istanbul for talks also attended by British Foreign Secretary David Miliband.
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