Afghan government says likely to reach U.S. prison deal

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Posted: Mar 06, 2012 8:25 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - An agreement on the transfer of U.S.-managed detention centers to Afghan authorities is likely soon, the Afghan presidential spokesman said Tuesday, a move that could advance efforts to reach a long-term strategic partnership.

"Both sides are studying a memorandum of understanding now. I am optimistic we will reach an agreement in the next three days," the spokesman, Aimal Faizi, told Reuters. U.S. embassy officials were not immediately available for comment.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani)