The Afghans and American officials signed a long-awaited security agreement allows American troops to remain in Afghanistan after the end of the combat mission for NATO forces (NATO) led by the United States later this year.
Oouka agreement and national security adviser, Hanif Atmar, and the American ambassador James Kanenagham at the presidential palace in Kabul, a day after the coronation of the new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
The agreement allows the survival of about 12 thousand foreign military in Afghanistan after 2014, including 9800 from the American forces and the rest are from other countries, members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and the new force will train and support Afghan forces in the face of Taliban militants.
He added David Sultanzaa -ibrz aide to President Gne- “The signing of the agreement carries a message the new president’s commitment to the Afghan security forces and confidence in the future of our relationship with the United States.”
The spokeswoman for American foreign Jennifer Bsaki earlier in the day that the two countries agreed to sign the agreement, adding that the move will authorize Afghanistan and the United States and the international community “to maintain the partnership to ensure the security of Afghanistan and the preservation of the achievements in the past decade.”
Former President Hamid Karzai refused to sign the agreement, which led to tension in relations after the Afghan American rapprochement that took place in 2001 after the overthrow of the Taliban.
For its part, the Taliban condemned the signing of the agreement, describing it as a conspiracy “malicious” from the United States to take control of Afghanistan and to restore international credibility as a military superpower.
The group said in an emailed statement that “the Americans are preparing themselves for another battle, and the phenomenon is extremely dangerous, and they want Lakelhm and deceit to mislead people believing that the Afghan people do not know their plots and malicious goals.”