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Talks over Afghan-US Security Agreement to Begin in Few Days: MoFA

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KABUL – Officials of the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) on Sunday said that the fourth phase of talks about the Afghan-US Security Agreement will begin within few days in Kabul. Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Janan Mosazai said that the Agreement will be finalised after the fourth phase of talks ends.

He also mentioned that a Jirga (traditional gathering) will be organised for the people of Afghanistan to discuss the agreement. “Within few days, the fourth round of talks about the Afghan-US Security Agreement will take place in Kabul. It seems that this time the agreement will be finalised and we will discuss it with the people of Afghanistan at a Jirga,” Janan Mosazai said.

Both the countries had put front several conditions to sign the Agreement which has caused a delay in finalising it. President Karzai has always said that he will sign the agreement only when the war and violence ends in Afghanistan. The US hopes that the Afghan government will finalise the security agreement before Karzai’s term as the President ends.

Through this Agreement the US has demanded that it will set up permanent bases in Afghanistan. It is said that the fourth phase of talks on the Agreement will be different from the previous ones that were held between the two countries. (ToloNews)

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