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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 14, 2006

President Bush to Welcome President Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House

President Bush will welcome President Hamid Karzai of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the White House on September 26, 2006. The visit will be an opportunity for the President to congratulate President Karzai on the progress Afghanistan has made over the last five years and to reaffirm America's commitment to stability and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The two leaders will discuss the need to continue cooperating in areas of mutual interest, including expanding good governance, countering the threat of militant extremists, stemming narco-trafficking, and rebuilding Afghanistan's economy and infrastructure.

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