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Communique shows accord on Afghan exit timetable

 Front row from left to right, incoming Afghan foreign minister Zalmay Rasoul, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan Kai ...
 Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, stands beside Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown as they stand up after posing for a group photo at the start...

APTOPIX Britain Afghanistan

Front row from left to right, incoming Afghan foreign minister Zalmay Rasoul, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan Kai ...

APTOPIX Britain Afghanistan

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, left, stands beside Britain's Prime Minister Gordon Brown as they stand up after posing for a group photo at the start...

A draft of the communique for the Afghanistan conference shows that world leaders have agreed on a timetable for the handover of security duties in Afghan provinces starting in late 2010.
The leaders also have pledged funds for a plan to lure Taliban fighters to renounce violence _ but offered no specific figures.
The 70 nations vowed support for Afghan President Hamid Karzai's crackdown on corruption and say a summit in Kabul later this year would offer specific plans to bolster his faltering government.
The text says discussions marked a "decisive step towards greater Afghan leadership to secure, stabilize and develop Afghanistan."


Updated : 2021-05-13 12:13 GMT+08:00