WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Obama and Afghan President Karzai on Friday discussed progress towards a security handover from US to Afghan forces by 2014, the White House said in a statement. The two leaders, who spoke for 30 minutes via videoconference, also discussed upcoming an upcoming meeting of foreign ministers of Muslim nations in Istanbul to discuss aid to drought- and famine-hit Somalia. They also looked ahead to a December conference in Bonn on Afghanistan's future and talked about their "work together to forge a long-term strategic partnership," the White House said. Obama and Karzai discussed "progress by coalition and Afghan National Security forces as security responsibility transitions towards a full Afghan lead in 2014," the statement said. Obama and Karzai also "discussed their shared commitment to Afghan-led reconciliation and support for a strategy of regional engagement" and "agreed to maintain their close consultations going forward."