Afghanistan seeks aid until at least 2024
Support is vital, frail government tells Bonn session
As dozens of nations and organizations met here on yesterday to plan a transition beyond the withdrawal of US and other international forces from Afghanistan in 2014, the Afghan government had a new deadline in mind: 2024. President Hamid Karzai and other Afghan officials here called for political and military support for at least another decade - and for financial assistance until 2030. That would be nearly three decades after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11.