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Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan, Thanks the US People & Obama

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Currently: Karzai is in Washington and just completed a joint press conference with President Obama where they discussed many of the challenges ahead and renewed their joint commitments towards peace and security.  Read more the event from the AP

Bio: Hamid Karzai (born 24 December 1957) is the 12th and current President of Afghanistan, taking office on 7 December 2004. He became a dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban government in late 2001. During the International Conference on Afghanistan in Bonn, Germany, on 5 December 2001, Karzai was selected by prominent Afghan political figures to serve a six month term as Chairman of the Transitional Administration. He was then chosen for a two years term as the Interim President during the 2002 Loya Jirga in Kabul, Afghanistan. After the 2004 presidential election, Karzai won and became President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. He then won the 2009 presidential election after his opponent withdrew from the run-off race.[2]

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