Karzai: Afghanistan may consider ties with Israel
Afghan President Hamid Karzai believes progress in the Middle East peace process and Palestinian statehood could augur possible diplomatic relations between Israel and Afghanistan, an Israeli newspaper Sunday quoted him as saying.
"At this stage we do not have relations of any kind with Israel. But let us wait and see what happens in the future. The more the peace process moves forward, the more a new era of possibilities will be created in the area, especially as our Palestinian brothers see a brighter future, as a state and a nation, Afghanistan can weigh relations with Israel," Karzai reportedly told a Maariv reporter, following a lecture in Rome.
Karzai was in the Italian capital as part of a European trip focused on Afghanistan's economic development and other issues.
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