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Hamid Karzai on Nato Afghan failings

In one of his last major interviews as president, Hamid Karzai speaks to BBC Newsnight's Yalda Hakim about the Nato Afghan mission saying it caused great suffering but insufficient gains.

Hamid Karzai has given one of his last major interviews before he steps down as Afghanistan's president to BBC Newsnight.

He spoke to Yalda Hakim, a presenter with BBC World News, about his relationship with the White House, plans to bring the Taliban into government, as well as corruption and women's rights.

Here he discusses the Nato-military mission and what it has, or rather has not, managed to achieve in more than a decade in the country.

Watch the interview in full on BBC Newsnight on Monday 7 October 2013 at 2230 on BBC Two, and then afterwards on the BBC iPlayer and Newsnight website.

  • 07 Oct
  • From the section Asia