M_Id_395146_John_KerryThe United States hailed Afghan people for braving threats of violence to vote in runoff presidential election and said it was looking forward to sign the bilateral security agreement between the two nations.

US Secretary of State, John Kerry, reiterated Washington’s commitment to stand with the Afghan people now and in the future.

Kerry said Washington looks forward to sign the bilateral security agreement in the period ahead.

He said millions of Afghan men and women laid the groundwork for the first democratic transition in Afghanistan’s history by participating in runoff polls.

Kerry hailed the Afghan people for defying the threat of violence and said the brave Afghans voted because they wanted to set the course for a more inclusive, prosperous, and stable future.

“I’ve been to Afghanistan twice since becoming Secretary of State and many times before that. Every time I do, I’m impressed by how much Afghans have sacrificed for their future,” he said.

The White House, following a statement also said, “We look forward to working with the next government chosen by the Afghan people.  As the President said when he reaffirmed our continuing commitment to Afghanistan beyond 2014, while the future of Afghanistan must be decided by Afghans, the United States will support the Afghan people as they continue the hard work of building a democracy.”


  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.