Afghanistan, US sign prison transfer agreement

March 9, 2012 15:04

KABUL - An agreement on the transfer of US-run detention centers to Afghan authorities was signed at a Kabul ceremony on Friday, improving the prospects of a strategic partnership deal allowing for long-term US involvement in the country.

The Strategic Partnership Agreement, which Washington and Kabul have been discussing for over a year, will be the framework for US involvement in Afghanistan beyond 2014, when the last foreign combat troops are due to leave Afghanistan.

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