Obama, Hollande agree on much - but not Afghanistan




 
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Obama, Hollande agree on much - but not Afghanistan
 
May 19th, 2012  
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Obama, Hollande agree on much - but not Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New French President Francois Hollande told President Barack Obama on Friday that he will stick by his pledge to withdraw France's troops from Afghanistan at year's end, a note of discord in an otherwise convivial first meeting between the two leaders. "I reminded President Obama that I made a promise to the French people to the effect that our combat troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012," Hollande said after Oval Office talks with Obama. "That being said, we will continue to support Afghanistan in a different way," he said. ...




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