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Asked if the Prime Minister was disappointed that opium production in Afghanistan was soaring, the PMOS said that the cultivation of narcotics in Afghanistan was obviously of major concern to us and it was an area in which we wished to co-operate with the new Afghan President. Apart from this problem and sporadic violence, it wasn’t all bad news in Afghanistan. The recent elections in which millions had participated, for example, had been very successful – although of course that was not to under-estimate the difficulties that remained.

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