Afghan President Hamid Karzai offered his condolences to France's defense minister on Sunday, following the killing of four French troops by an Afghan soldier. The shooting Friday in eastern Afghanistan provoked a sharp reaction from Paris, prompting President Nicolas Sarkozy to suspend training missions and threaten to withdraw French troops early from the country. On Sunday, Karzai met with French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet in Kabul and discussed the killings and Afghan-French relations.