Afghanistan's Karzai to meet new British PM in London

Afghan President Karzai travelled to London to meet new British PM Cameron and discuss ties between the two countries, the presidential palace said.

Afghanistan's Karzai to meet new British PM in London

Afghan President Hamid Karzai travelled to London on Saturday to meet new British Prime Minister David Cameron and discuss ties between the two countries, the presidential palace said.

Britain is the second-largest foreign troop owner in occupied Asian country with 9,500 troops based mainly in southern Helmand province, where scores of British soldiers have been killed since the war started in late 2001.

Last year, a record 108 British troops were killed in Afghanistan, according to independent website icasualties.org.

The British military has attacked on Helmand and the former Labour government was criticised for failing to provide soldiers adequate equipment.

"Our immediate priorities are making sure that we get to grips with Afghanistan and tackling nuclear proliferation (in) Iran," Hague told The Times newspaper this week.

Reuters

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