Obama discusses 'Kandahar operation' with Karzai

Written by: Devaki
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Washington, Jun 23: US President Barack Obama held a talk with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai over a video teleconference, informed White House officials on Tuesday, Jun 22.

The leaders mainly discussed about the plans to stabilize Kandahar city and the close alignment between the two governments. They have agreed to take tough decision to rein in rampant corruption in Afghanistan, reported the White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.

"Obama and Karzai received a briefing from senior US and Afghan officials detailing their plans to provide better security, improve governance and increase economic opportunities," said Gibbs.

He also said that the leaders have agreed on the importance of a long-term rapport and plan to discuss the joint effort to negotiate a new strategic partnership declaration during their next conversation.

General Stanley McChrystal, Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghan, was not a part of the briefing between the two leaders. He offered his resignation on Tuesday, Jun 22 to President Barack Obama after he was summoned to the White House to explain derisive comments he made about the US leader and his administration.

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