Wolesi Jirga unanimously approves Afghan-US Strategic alliance
Sun May 27, 2:03 pm
The Wolesi Jirga or Lower House of the Afghan Parliament on Saturday approved the signed strategic cooperation agreement between the United States and Afghanistan.
The US President Barak Obama had signed the accord during his visit to Kabul on May 1st with his Afghan counterpart President Hamid Karzai.
159 lawmakers agreed with the pact while 6 others rejected the treaty.
Chaos mounted inside the assembly after some lawmakers opposed the strategic deal with the US, saying ambiguities existed in the text of the agreement.
But, the agreed lawmakers believed the approval of the agreement would reduce the interference of the neighboring countries in Afghanistan’s internal affairs, saying the alliance was in the national interest of Afghanistan.
The MPs believe the accord with the US will ensure Afghanistan’s sovereignty. They said it would save Afghanistan from the insurgents groups.
Based on the agreement, the United States will support Afghanistan in establishing stability and strengthening democracy and it will train and equip Afghan security forces in order to prevent the re-emergence of terrorism in the country.
The United States had said that the signing of US-Afghan pact could make Afghanistan one of the important allies of America.
Some neighboring countries had tried to make deals with some Afghan lawmakers in order to prevent the Parliament from approving the US-Afghan strategic pact, but the representatives unanimously approved the agreement which was a slap to the enemies of Afghanistan.