Kerry Seeks To Broker Afghan Transition Deal

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July 12, 2014 AT 9:51 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will hold additional talks in Afghanistan on Saturday, as he seeks to broker a deal leading to a peaceful transition of power following the country's contested presidential runoff election. Kerry met first with presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah in the capital, Kabul, followed by a sit-down meeting with his rival, Ashraf Ghani. Kerry then joined outgoing President Hamid Karzai for talks. A first round of discussions Friday failed to produce a breakthrough. Kerry arrived in Kabul on Thursday for the unannounced visit, amid concerns over signs of growing division.