Source Pravda.Ru

Afghan President Hamid Karzai Meets Barack Obama in White House

Afghan President Hamid Karzai is meeting President Barack Obama in the White House after a day of intensive talks at the State Department and a visit with wounded U.S. troops.

Obama and Karzai were expected to try to set aside their differences during their meeting Wednesday following a year in which the White House grew estranged from the Kabul government it was fighting to defend, FOXNews informs.

At a State Department reception in his honour, President Karzai paid tribute to US soldiers injured fighting in his country.

At the same event US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said there was a long-term commitment to his country, BBC News reports.