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Afghan-Pakistan leaders commit to peace deal in six months: Statement

Published on Feb 4, 2013 9:09 PM
 
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (centre) shakes hands with Afghan President Hamid Karzai (left) and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (right) at Chequers, the Prime Minister's official country residence, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, west of London, on Feb 4, 2013. Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari vowed on Monday to achieve a peace settlement for Afghanistan within six months, after talks hosted by Britain. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his Pakistani counterpart Asif Ali Zardari vowed on Monday to achieve a peace settlement for Afghanistan within six months, after talks hosted by Britain.

"All sides... committed themselves to take all necessary measures to achieve the goal of a peace settlement over the next six months," said the statement released by British Prime Minister David Cameron's office.