Kerry, Karzai extend talks on Afghan-US pact for third round

October 12, 2013 15:44

KABUL - US Secretary of State John Kerry and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai extended talks on Saturday as part of a last-ditch effort to negotiate a security pact that would determine, among other things, how many US troops stay after 2014.

"There are still issues we are finalizing, therefore there is a need for a third round of talks this evening," the president's spokesman, Aimal Faizi, told reporters.Talks had hit a wall over two sticking points that the United States hopes will be ironed out by the end of the month, a deadline previously set for signing the deal.

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