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Afghan minister: Nato exit 'difficult and challenging'


What will happen when Nato troops leave Afghanistan in 2014? Afghanistan's Deputy Foreign Minister, Jawad Ludin, says that the Nato withdrawal of 2014 is a "difficult and challenging milestone".

Talking about the rise of so-called "green on blue" attacks (coalition soldiers killed by their Afghan allies) and security in Afghanistan, he says that the "security situation has in some respects deteriorated" and adds that there are other "deeply discomforting trends" including the rise in suicide bombings.

But he says that he feels things are in some areas going in the right direction. He says that come 2014, Afghan forces will be able to secure the country.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Monday 22 October at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 0430 BST on Monday and 0030 BST on Tuesday 23 October.

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