Your Excellency President Karzai,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Six months ago, in London, we promised to meet again …in Kabul.
And so, today, we are gathered here on this auspicious occasion … the first international conference on Afghanistan to be held in Afghanistan, organized by the Afghan Government for the Afghan people.
President Karzai, we thank you for your hospitality and your leadership. Thank you for your very hard work in making this day happen.