President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai signed an agreement that provides a framework for a lasting U.S. commitment to Afghanistan after the long and unpopular war comes to an end.
Standing in front of Afghan and U.S. flags, Obama and Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement just after midnight local time. Obama called it "a historic moment for our two nations," adding that the deal with Afghanistan allows the U.S. to wind down the war, but still stand by Afghanistan and its people.
"Neither Americans nor the Afghan people asked for this war, yet for a decade we've stood together," Obama said. "Today, with the signing of the strategic partnership agreement, we look forward to a future of peace. Today we're agreeing to be long term partners."
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