Afghanistan, U.S. to sign prison transfer deal: officials

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Posted: Mar 09, 2012 2:33 AM
Afghanistan, U.S. to sign prison transfer deal: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - An agreement on the transfer of U.S.-run detention centers to Afghan authorities is expected to be signed on Friday, two Afghan officials said, improving the prospects of a strategic partnership deal allowing for long-term U.S. involvement in the country.

The officials said a memorandum of understanding would be signed at the foreign ministry.

(Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)