US, Afghanistan to review ‘war on terror’

February 15th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack ObamaKabul, Feb 15 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has accepted Kabul’s request to be part of a major review of the US strategy in the “war on terror” in Afghanistan, Geo TV reported Sunday.

President Hamid Karzai said he had urged Obama to participate in the review process, amid concerns about the worsening security situation in the country, seven years after the US-led invasion ousted the Taliban regime.

US envoy Richard Holbrooke told Karzai Saturday that Obama has accepted his request.

An Afghan delegation to be led by Foreign Minister Rangeen Dadfar Spanta will travel to Washington “and will be working jointly with the US government in the review of the strategy in the war on terrorism”, Karzai said in a joint press conference with Holbrooke.

Holbrooke arrived late Thursday in Afghanistan and met Afghan officials, politicians, international military commanders and diplomats before holding talks with Karzai late Saturday.

He has held similar wide-ranging meetings in Pakistan before travelling to Afghanistan.

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