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Asked what outcomes the Prime Minister was hoping for from the international Afghanistan conference in Kabul, the PMS said that he would not pre-empt the outcome of the conference, but that it was important to remember this was the first time Afghanistan was hosting a significant international event of this kind, which in itself was very positive.

Asked about withdrawal in 2014, the PMS said that the 2014 date came from the 5-year time horizon set out in the original McChrystal strategy and President Karzi’s inauguration speech in 2009. This was a 5-year time horizon for getting the Afghan national army and security forces to take control of the security situation.

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