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Drugs, security, reconstruction top agenda at Afghan conference

More than two years after the Taliban was ousted from power, the international community regrouped in Berlin to shore up Afghanistan’s fragile reconstruction process and assess its needs for the future. US Secretary of State Colin Powell, flying into Berlin, praised Germany’s commitment to Afghanistan, saying in an article for the Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper that it was partly because of Berlin’s help that the central Asian country had made so much progress. The Berlin conference, which is gathering ministers and officials from more than 60 countries and organisations, is to focus on stabilising Afghanistan’s political and economic reconstruction and tackling the problems of insecurity and drugs. Full Story

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