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Historic UK-Afghan-Pakistan talks

The Prime Minister is meeting the premiers of Afghanistan and Pakistan in Kabul - the first time the three leaders have come together. He has warned the Taliban that Nato will leave Afghan forces fully prepared to take over in 2014.

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PM: 'We will be handing over to capable Afghan security'

David Cameron has warned the Taliban not to "wait it out" in Afghanistan until troops withdraw in 2014.

The PM said British support for the country would remain long after the planned exit date, which will see all international combat forces leave.

Prime Minister David Cameron holds a joint press conference with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, at the Presidential Palace in Kabul. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Afghan security forces are "capable and large" but Britain's support for the nation will continue for many years, he said.

"The Taliban should be in no doubt that we will handing over to a very large, very capable Afghan security force," Mr Cameron said at a joint press conference with Afghan president Hamid Karzai, held in the gardens of the presidential palace.

He added: "You cannot wait this out until foreign forces leave in 2014 because we will be firm friends and supporters of Afghanistan long after 2014."

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