Afghanistan to sign U.S. security agreement on Tuesday

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 8:16 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan will on Tuesday sign a crucial security agreement allowing the United States to leave a small contingent of troops in the country beyond this year, a U.S. embassy spokeswoman said.

The spokeswoman said Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani would sign the agreement in the morning at the presidential palace in the capital, Kabul.

(Reporting by Kay Johnson; Writing by Maria Golovnina; Editing by Robert Birsel)