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Saturday, December 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) The political and security circles of the country have reacted positively on recent statements of Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in which he has said that without ensuring the complete interests of Afghanistan would not sign any security cooperation agreement.
BNA commentator writes in this regard:
Talks on security co-operations between Afghanistan has entered in a crucial sage and both countries try to obtain more benefit from the negations.
Afghanistan is entering in security talks with the United States of America, while already has signed strategic cooperation agreements with US and some other influential and powerful countries. 
The aim of the agreements already sign is to strengthen the position of Afghanistan in the region and long-term support of the country against terrorism and foreign aggressions and interferences.
But, with regret in spite of signing such documents the interferences of foreign countries continue and the threat of terrorism has strained the political and security atmosphere of Afghanistan, and this country has not used the  used the privileges of the already concluded documents yet.
Currently ousting international forces from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 is an internationally hot issue and some circles in the west try to draw an awful image from post 2014 Afghanistan. But politicians and Afghan authorities severely opposing the idea and strongly believe that Afghan security forces would defend their country against terrorism and any foreign aggressions.
Afghan high ranking officials emphasize that the security forces of the country, before withdrawal of international forces, should be equipped with modern weapons and facilities to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. For achieving this noble goal, has the right, using all opportunities and sources to equip its security forces. USA considers itself more responsible for the future of Afghanistan. Because, during it’s a more of a decade presence in Afghanistan has paid the most military expenses and suffered the highest casualties in battle against terrorism than other coalition member countries. Now, considering this, tries to sign security cooperation protocol   with Afghan side, remove its security concerns after 2014. Also, the American authorities have repeatedly said that they would not leave their work in Afghanistan uncompleted. This commitment by the Americans indicates that presence of terrorists on the other side of Afghan borders not only threatens peace in Afghanistan and in the region but across the world. Therefore, it should be settled in close cooperation of Afghanistan and US with participation of world community.
Afghanistan and USA have affected badly by terrorists activities that have their sanctuaries and strongholds in the region where Afghanistan is a part of it.
The presence of terrorism in the region requires the close cooperation of the two countries, for this reason and need, America for removing its concerns in that regard is seeking to sign a security cooperation agreement with Afghanistan. While Afghanistan is under the direct threat of terrorism and foreign aggressions, its security forces including the national army are not comparable with the armies of the countries of the region which are directly involved in crisis of the region. Afghanistan has no a strong air force to face the current challenges and its security forces are needed to be trained and equipped with up to date weapons and a regular military system of transportation to be established in order to fight successfully against  terrorism a common enemy of the world and its supporters in the region. Unfortunately, presently Afghanistan is lack of the opportunities to overcome all challenges that the world as a whole. So, it is the moral obligation of the international community at the top USA to assist Afghanistan which is a prey of terrorists’ conspiracies rooted in abroad.
Afghanistan seriously interested in continuation of cooperation with international community in order to eliminate terrorism in the region. Support of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan from anti – terrorism campaign is concrete prove of that. Afghan government and people welcome all lawful and trustworthy co operations which ensure our national interests. As Mr. Hamid Karzai the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in his recent statements has said that Afghanistan would stand firm for ensuring its national interests  in any negotiations and would not surrender to any pressure in that regard. President Karzai pointed out that before signing such a document, the other party should assist in our big security and economic projects in order to defend ourselves against terrorism and foreign aggressions and to provide a good ground for the prosperity of our people.
The words had a positive reaction among political and security circles of Afghanistan and once again made it clear that every step should be taken in ensuring the national interests of the country and Afghans would not go on the road in contrary to  their national interests.    
Written By: Khalil Minawi BNA Director

Saturday, December 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Germany has decided to pullout 1,000 of its forces from Afghanistan within the next two years.
The decision has been taken by German cabinet; while the NATO-led force would complete its pullout by the end of 2014.
Presently 4500 German forces have been serving in Afghanistan within the framework of NATO-led ISAF German officials have not ruled out remaining some of its forces in Afghanistan beyond 2014.

Saturday, December 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Foreign minister Dr. Zalmai Rasoul has expressed sympathy with his Bangladesh counterpart over fire catching a textile factory in Dhaka that left 112 people dead and injured.
In his condolence message, sent yesterday, Dr. Rasoul also prayed early recovery for those injured in the incident and wished great patient for the victims’ families.

Saturday, December 01, 2012
Kabul (BNA) President Hamid Karzai by issuing of a decree approved the appointment of Abdul Karim Barahewi as minister advisor in tribal affairs.
The president decree states that in order to bring about further improvement in related affairs and use the experience of intellectuals, in accordance with the provision of article 64 of the Constitution of Afghanistan, I approve the appointment of Abdul Karim Barahewi as advisor minister in tribal affairs.
The decree wishes him success in achieving his duties.