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Ahead of tonight's talks between Prime Minister David Cameron, Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari, a Downing Street statement has said a "stable Afghanistan" is in the UK's best interests.
David Cameron will meet the Afghan and Pakistani presidents tonight in the latest round talks aimed at preventing a Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan when British troops leave next year.
The Prime Minister will dine with Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari at Chequers as part of his ongoing efforts to help to strengthen Afghanistan-Pakistan relations and promote regional peace and stability.
It comes ahead of in-depth discussions tomorrow focusing on how the Pakistanis and international community can support the Afghan-led peace process.
Foreign ministers, Chiefs of Army Staff, Chiefs of Intelligence and the chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council are expected to attend the third trilateral session since last summer.
Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to meet the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan today as part of efforts to prevent a Taliban resurgence when British troops leave.
David Cameron will meet the presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan this weekend as part of efforts to prevent a Taliban resurgence when British troops leave.
The Prime Minister will dine with Hamid Karzai and Asif Ali Zardari at his Chequers residence on Sunday, before hosting the first in-depth discussion with them and their top officials on Monday.
It is the third trilateral talks session they have held since the summer. UK officials believe the 2014 deadline for ending combat operations by British and US troops has concentrated minds in Pakistan.