President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a conversation about current effort in Afghanistan and concerns about the strength of the U.S.-Afghan relationship.

President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton held a conversation about current effort in Afghanistan and concerns about the strength of the U.S.-Afghan relationship.

Speakers

  • His Excellency Hamid Karzai
    President of Afghanistan
  • The Honorable Hillary Clinton
    United States Secretary of State
  • Ambassador William Taylor, Moderator
    Vice President, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations, U.S. Institute of Peace

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