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Afghans must balance foreign policy: minister nominee

Afghanistan must have a balanced foreign policy, with good relations with the United States and India as well as immediate neighbors Pakistan and Iran, the nominee for foreign minister said on Thursday. Rangeen Dadfar Spanta, named by President Hamid Karzai last month to replace Abdullah Abdullah, also said the thorny issue of the border with Pakistan, which has bedeviled relations for decades, had to be decided by the Afghan parliament. Full Story

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