Obama and Karzai Meet via Video Conference, Discuss Partnership


MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai held a video conference Thursday to discuss the long-term U.S.-Afghan strategic partnership, and the transfer of the Bagram detention facility to Afghan authorities.

The two leaders also discussed the peace process and talks with the Taliban.  Karzai brought up his recent trip to Pakistan and mentioned that he felt it was “successful.”  Karzai also spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by phone on the same issues.

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