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Sunday, 27 May 2012 - 13:28
Afghan parliament approves US strategic pact
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Afghanistan's parliament voted by an overwhelming majority to ratify a strategic partnership agreement with the United States signed earlier this month.

Earlier this month, President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Kabul to sign a deal with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai that will cement post-war ties with Kabul after 2014, when NATO-led combat forces leave Afghanistan.

The pact foresees the possibility of American forces staying behind to train Afghan soldiers and pursue the remnants of Al-Qaeda but does not commit Washington to specific troop or funding levels.

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