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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Afghan president to meet Bush at Camp David

President Bush has invited Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Camp David for talks next month on stability in Afghanistan and the ongoing “war on terror,” Agence France Presse reported today.

According to a statement issued by the White House today, “The presidents will review their work together to enhance Afghanistan's long-term democracy, prosperity, and security.” The statement added: “The president looks forward to hosting the Afghan leader for his first visit to Camp David.”

The visit comes amid heightened criticism over the increasing civilian death toll from U.S.-NATO strikes. Karzai has called for a change in strategy on numerous occasions, denouncing “extreme use of force” by foreign troops.

The announcement of the August visit also comes in the wake of clashes in southern Afghanistan between coalition troops and the Taliban that have left thousands dead.

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