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Afghanistan and Norway ink long term strategic pact

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Karzai and Jens StoltenbergAfghanistan signed a long term strategic cooperation agreement with Norway on Tuesday.

The agreement was signed by Afghan president Hamid Karzai and Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg in Oslo capital city of Norway.

According to a statement released by presidential palace media office, the strategic pact will specify frame work for security  economic and development cooperation between the two nations.

This comes as Afghanistan signed similar strategic cooperation agreements with US, Italy, UK, France, Germany, Australia and India.

Afghan foreign ministry earlier also announced to sign long term strategic cooperation agreement with all the NATO member countries.

The strategic cooperation agreements will focus on equipment and training for Afghan national security forces and economic cooperation for the reconstruction of Afghanistan.

In the meantime Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after inking the strategic pact with Afghanistan, Norway remains committed to assist Afghanistan in military and civil sectors.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai also praised Norway’s cooperation with Afghanistan during the past ten years.

The statement released by presidential palace added that Norway will also assist Afghanistan in health and education sectors that will also cover programs to support in reducing the children and maternal mortality.

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