Afghanistan and Norway will sign a partnership agreement in September this year after having finalised the document in Kabul, President Hamid Karzai’s Office said Wednesday.

It comes after the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre visited President Karzai in Kabul.

Karzai’s Office said in a statement that the document of the “agreement on strategic cooperation between Afghanistan and Norway is finalised and ready for signature this September.”

“President Karzai said Afghanistan was grateful to Norway for all the help it has given to Afghanistan in the past ten years,” it said.

Norway has around 525 troops in Afghanistan, most of the based in the Maymana district of the northern Faryab province. Ten of its soldiers have been killed since the start of their involvement in the Nato mission in the country.

Afghanistan has been signed similar agreements with the US, UK, Germany, France, India, China and Australia.

Written by TOLOnews
Thursday, 28 June 2012