Readout of President Obama's Video Conference with President Karzai
Earlier today, the President held a video conference with President Karzai of Afghanistan, as a part of their regular consultations. President Karzai updated the President on the security situation in Afghanistan, which has calmed since the events of recent weeks. The two Presidents discussed a range of issues of mutual interest, including U.S.-Afghan Strategic Partnership negotiations, Afghan-led reconciliation, and regional matters. The leaders noted progress toward concluding a Strategic Partnership that reinforces Afghan sovereignty while addressing the practical requirements of transition. President Karzai updated the President on developments toward Afghan-led reconciliation talks. Finally, the President and President Karzai agreed that it is in both our interests to continue a partnership that is based on mutual respect, and agreed to stay in close touch in the lead up to the NATO Summit in Chicago.
Barack Obama, Readout of President Obama's Video Conference with President Karzai Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/303581