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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 12, 2008

President Bush to Welcome President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan

The President will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the White House on September 26, 2008. The President looks forward to discussing with President Karzai the state of the international community's efforts to improve security, governance, and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The two leaders last met in Egypt in May during the President's visit to the Middle East. This meeting provides President Bush and President Karzai the opportunity to discuss security, the expansion of the Afghan National Army, the upcoming Strategic Partnership talks, and the implementation of political and economic reforms.

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