4 February 2013, 11:23

Situation in Afghanistan will improve after NATO pullout in 2014 – Karzai

Situation in Afghanistan will improve after NATO pullout in 2014 – Karzai

The situation in Afghanistan will improve after the NATO troops and those of its allies pull out of the country in late 2014, said Afghan President Hamid Karzai in an interview with the British daily The Guardian.

The interview was published today.

The Afghan leader feels that many Afghans that have supported the opposition, since they dislike the presence of foreign troops in the country, will then lay down arms.

Nevertheless, Karzai feels that the United States should retain a small force in Afghanistan to help out the local security forces and shore up the government in Kabul.

Hamid Karzai has arrived in the UK for talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and Pakistani President Ali Zardari. The three leaders held a meeting late on Sunday night.

Voice of Russia, TASS

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