Afghanistan's President Karzai
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Afghanistan: Karzai calls for continued support

A major international conference has opened in Tokyo to discuss financial support for Afghanistan after most Nato-led forces leave in 2014.

Sunday's meeting is expected to agree a total of $16bn (£10.3bn) in civilian aid over four years, officials say.

Kabul wants firm aid commitments, while donors are likely to demand assurances that the funds will be well spent.

President Hamid Karzai called for continued international support to Afghanistan's "underdeveloped economy" in order to aid an improvement in security.

  • 08 Jul 2012
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