Kabul seeks security aid at Istanbul meet

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Turkey is bringing together leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan in an attempt to reduce tensions between the two sides.

Ahead of the "Istanbul Conference for Aghanistan", Afghan officials have laid out terms for the nation's security efforts.

Along with the $5bn annual cost, Afghan military officials are asking for help in ground and technology training. In addition to international help in their ongoing security efforts, Kabul will also be asking for greater pressure on Pakistan.

The South-Asian nation has been accused of supporting violent forces, including the Haqqani Network, staging attacks in Afghanistan by both Kabul and Washington.

Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.