In his meetings, the Afghan leader discussed the U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan after 2014, when all international combat forces are scheduled to leave the country.Obama administration officials this week said they are considering the option of leaving no U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014.
Mr. Karzai has declined to comment on how many U.S. troops he would like to see in his country.
Earlier, he met his wounded intelligence chief at a Washington area hospital where he is undergoing treatment after a failed assassination attempt by the Taliban.
Asadullah Khalid, director of the National Directorate of Security, was wounded Dec. 6, when a man posing as a Taliban peace envoy detonated explosives concealed in his underwear.
“Khalid’s doctors briefed the president on the treatment and described his health condition as stable,” Mr. Karzai’s office said in a statement.
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Ashish Kumar Sen is a reporter covering foreign policy and international developments for The Washington Times.
Prior to joining The Times, Mr. Sen worked for publications in Asia and the Middle East. His work has appeared in a number of publications and online news sites including the British Broadcasting Corp., Asia Times Online and Outlook magazine.
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