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Asked if there was a cast list for the Afghanistan conference yet, the PMS said it was a Foreign Ministers meeting, so therefore David Miliband was effectively in the chair. We were assuming that we would see Secretary of State Clinton for instance. President Karzai was coming and we would also expect Ban Ki Moon and Secretary General Rasmussen of NATO to attend.

Asked if any representatives from Afghanistan’s neighbours had been confirmed, the PMS said that he was sure there would be regional representatives.

Asked what the Prime Minister’s response was to the positive BBC opinion polls from Afghanistan, the PMS said that they had been very encouraging. Without being complacent, we should be encouraged by the percentage of Afghan people who had confidence in the new government. There was a lot of work still to be done but it had got to be a good sign and a sign that the measures that had been put in place beyond the military action were beginning to have an effect.

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