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WJ okays Afghan-Britain strategic partnership pact

31 July, 2012

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KABUL: The Commission on Legislative affairs of the Wolesi Jirga approved the strategic partnership agreement between Afghanistan and Britain here Monday.

The agreement includes matter regarding cooperation in security, political and economic sectors besides strengthening the security forces and protection to human rights in which the United Kingdom would extend assistance in some sections while the rest will be the responsibility of Afghanistan.

The commission also approved a draft law banning the appointment of a dual nationality-holder Afghan as an ambassador or consul-general.

The Wolesi Jirga also approved agreement on training of Afghan ground forces with Turkey and another pact on economic cooperation and establishment of diplomatic links with the Dominican Republic. It also inked agreement linking Afghanistan with the international pact on efforts against narcotics and the pact for protection of cultural heritages of other countries in Afghanistan under the umbrella of UNESCO.

The chairman of Wolesi Jirga, Abdul Rauf Ibrahimi said 18 commission of the house discussed the agreements, and that they were approved unanimously.

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