President Obama will welcome Afghan President Hamid Karzai to the White House on Wednesday for a second day of partnership talks.
Karzai also will meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and other House leaders later in the day.
The meetings come after some recent well-publicized spats between Washington and Kabul.
Karzai huddled with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday, saying the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan remains strong and will continue long after U.S. combat troops have withdrawn.Â But she said it was unrealistic to expect the two nations to see eye-to-eye on every issue.
"President Obama and President Karzai both understand that the ability to disagree on issues of importance is not an obstacle to achieving our shared objectives, but rather it reflects a level of trust," she said.