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Senate approves landmark Afghan-Turkey deal

Senate approves landmark Afghan-Turkey deal

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May 31, 2015 - 15:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Meshrano Jirgainfo-icon or upper house of parliament on Sunday approved a strategic cooperation agreement between Afghanistaninfo-icon and Turkey.

The lower house had ratified the agreement in May and then sent to upper house for approval.

The agreement was signed by presidents of the two countries in Kabul last year aimed at strengthening friendship and cooperation in areas of security, economy and social development.

The accord also focused on cooperation in environmentinfo-icon protection, sportsinfo-icon, business, agricultureinfo-icon and livestock, industries, transport, rural development, educationinfo-icon and issues related to science and youth.

Humaira Nemati, member of senate international affairs commission, said the accord included capacity building of government agencies and training of Afghan security forces.

 She said the agreement had 17 articles and had been prepared in Dari, Pashtoinfo-icon, English and Turkish languages. The agreement was approved with a majority of votes.

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