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PM calls to President Zardari and President Karzai

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Statement on the Prime Minister's phone calls to President Karzai and President Zardari.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister spoke to both President Karzai and President Zardari yesterday to take stock of progress following their last meeting at Chequers in February.

They all agreed that they remain fully committed to working together to establish a secure, stable and democratic Afghanistan that never again becomes a haven for terrorism. All three reiterated their support for an Afghan-led peace process and for negotiations between the Taliban and the High Peace Council and both Presidents confirmed their ongoing commitment to achieve the goals set at Chequers.

The Prime Minister emphasised the need for increased cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan, built on a relationship of trust and strong relations between 2 neighbours.