‘Deals with India, US won’t threaten neighbours’

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai attempted to ease tensions with Pakistan, asserting that a strategic partnership with India and talks for a similar deal with the United States deal no threat to Afghanistan’s neighbours, Dawn News reported on Thursday. Pakistan had reacted angrily to the India deal announced last month that many in Islamabad fear would increase its archenemy’s influence in Afghanistan.
The pact, the first Afghanistan has signed with any country, included provisions for India to help train and equip Afghan security forces. Karzai told the leaders meeting under the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) in the Maldives that the India agreement, along with talks it was holding with the US for another strategic partnership, was intended to promote peace.
“I wish to reassure our neighbours … that none of our partnerships we forge now or in the future shall pose a threat to our neighbours or to our region,” Karzai said. The Afghan president said there was a need for a collective regional action against terrorism and such action would require “overcoming trust deficit” between countries, in indirect reference to India and Pakistan.

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  1. Frankenstine Monster. Drugs , Guns , Prostitution , Smuggling , Refugees what more price we should pay to be next to you Mr. Karzai…the whole pakisan has been kept hostage for last 30 years for your country (soviet plus current war) you know what the day we are free from all that junk we will be better nation. please close boarders with Pakistan ..

    • Frankenstein* (monster) is a companion character of Dr. (Victor) Frankenstein (it's creator) in the story.

      Dr. Frankenstein's freedom (as in martyrdom) came by running in a dog-sledge in the Arctic circle, falling in the cold water, being rescued by a ship and then dying in Pneumonia.

      Do you find the story plot analogical?

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