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obama with hamid karzaiThe White House says President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari to discuss their troubled region.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday that Obama would meet jointly and separately with the two at the White House. He said Obama looks forward to discussing with them “how we can work together to enhance our cooperation in this important part of the world.”

The Karzai and Zardari governments are dealing with Taliban insurgencies in regions of their countries which share a mountainous border.