BRUSSELS (PAN): The inking of the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the US would be a milestone for returning peace and stability in the region but conditionally the vital pact should guarantee peace and security in the country, Afghanistan Foreign Ministry spokesman said.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The top US military officer on Wednesday said delaying signature on the security agreement between Kabul and Washington would erode the confidence of Afghan forces, fighting insurgent Taliban.
WASHINGTON (PAN): The United States has not been supporting any particular candidate in Afghanistan’s presidential elections due in April, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday, the day US special envoy James Dobbins arrived in Kabul.
WASHINGTON (PAN): Amidst controversy triggered by the bilateral security agreement (BSA), a key Congressional committee on Wednesday announced to hold a hearing on Afghanistan on the post 2014 American presence.
KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan James Dobbins on Thursday acknowledged he failed to achieve any breakthrough in his talks with President Hamid Karzai over his refusal to sign a key security deal with the US.
BRUSSELS (PAN): NATO foreign ministers and their counterparts from ISAF partner nations on Wednesday welcomed ongoing preparations for next year’s presidential and provincial council elections in Afghanistan.
KABUL (PAN): US special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan Ambassador James Dobbins arrived in Kabul late on Wednesday to hold talks with Afghan officials and help quell uncertainty triggered by President Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign a bilateral security agreement (BSA) with Washington.
BRUSSELS (PAN): Acting Afghan foreign minister Zarar Ahamd Osmani on Wednesday told a key NATO meeting here he could assure them that the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US would be signed in “good time.”