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PublishDate: Thursday, June 21, 2012 12:00

Afghanistan to sign strategic pact with Norway

Norwegian Foreign Minister expressed his government and the people of Norway’s condolences over civilian deaths in the recent terrorist attack in Kabul’s lakeside resort.

According to a statement released by Afghan Presidential Palace, the draft strategic pact between Afghanistan and Norway was finalized and is ready to be inked between the two nations.

The statement issued by Presidential Palace further added, the strategic pact between Afghanistan and Norway was discussed during a meeting between President Karzai and Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre, who said it was finalized and ready for signing between the two countries this coming September.

Norwegian Foreign Minister expressed his government and the people of Norway’s condolences over civilian deaths in the recent terrorist attack in Kabul’s lakeside resort.

Minister Støre also briefed President Karzai on his recent visit of the province of Faryab, where he said Afghan forces had now gained the capability to take over the responsibility for securing the province on their own.

In regards to the upcoming Conference in Japan on Afghanistan, he said his country was all prepared to attend the Tokyo Conference.

President Karzai said Afghanistan was grateful to Norway for all the help it has given to Afghanistan in the past ten years and said Norway “making a partnership with Afghanistan meant commitment to the future support and assistance to this country.” (AOP) 

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