Monday, April 23, 2012

US-Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement

The US and Afghanistan have reached a ten-year strategic partnership beyond the planned 2014 withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan. The draft agreement was initialed today in Kabul by the US Ambassador Ryan Crocker and Afghan National Security Advisor Rangin Dadfar Spanta. The New York Times today quoted Crocker as saying that America is devoted to helping Afghanistan to become a “unified, democratic, stable, and secure state.” Spanta said the agreement “provides a strong foundation for the security of Afghanistan, the region and the world.”

The document will become official when it is signed by Presidents Barack Obama and Hamid Karzai. CNN reported today that President Obama wants the document to be signed before the NATO conference scheduled for 20 May in Chicago.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is not bad at all; America should enable Afghanistan to form and have a normal statehood; to be honest: nobody else could help afghans to do that