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NSC discusses draft strategic cooperation agreement

NSC discusses draft strategic cooperation agreement

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Apr 17, 2011 - 21:47

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): The National Security Council (NSC) discussed on Sunday a draft strategic cooperation agreement between Afghanistaninfo-icon and the United States, President Hamid Karzai's office said.

During a meeting held at the Presidential Palace, the council also conferred on the national security environmentinfo-icon, with Interior Minister Bismillah Mohammadi briefing participants on his visit to Herat, Farah and Ghorinfo-icon provinces.

The minister also referred to his trip to southern Kandahar province, where he attended the funeral for the police chief, Gen. Khan Mohammad Mujahid, who was killed during a suicide bombing inside his office on Friday.

While praising Gen. Mujahid's efforts for bringing peace to the province and ending people's suffering, the meeting prayed to Almighty Allah to shower His eternal blessings on the departed soul.

Minister of Defence Gen. Abdul Rahim Wardak shared with participants the progress made in investigation of Saturday's suicide attack on a joint Afghan-ISAFinfo-icon military base in the Gambirai area of eastern Laghman province.

Gen. David Petraeus, the commander of the NATOinfo-icon-led International Security Assistance Force, also spoke on the security situation in the wake of the Laghman bombing.

US Ambassador Karl Eikenberry announced $50 million in assistance to Afghanistan's High Peace Councilinfo-icon, the Presidential Palace said.

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