(NEW YORK) — Something positive has come out of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City this week — even if it happened in the sidelines.
The leaders of the United Kingdom, Afghanistan and Pakistan pledged that their governments would continue seeking regional peace, stability and development in the region as the war in Afghanistan nears its 11th anniversary.
British Prime Minister David Cameron met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari to also discuss eliminating terrorism that still plagues Afghanistan and its often contentious neighbor.
In perhaps the most important sign of cooperation, Zardari said he supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process to end the long war.
Zadari and Karzai also expressed their appreciation to Cameron for the United Kingdom’s constant support in the region and for backing the socio-economic development of their people.
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