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The White House
Office of the Vice President
For Immediate Release

Readout of Vice President Biden's Call to President Karzai

Earlier today, Vice President Biden called President Karzai to get an update on the situation in Afghanistan and to underscore our ongoing commitment to Afghanistan, including our efforts to protect Afghan civilians. President Karzai was appreciative of the call, reiterating the need to prevent harm to Afghan civilians and to continue to build our strategic relationship.