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Afghan minister tells Hagel security pact will be signed

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Saturday said that the Afghan defense minister had reassured him that the long-delayed security deal allowing US troops to stay in the country beyond 2014 would be signed.

Hagel told reporters after a meeting in Kabul that Defence Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi "assured me the BSA (bilateral security agreement) would be signed".

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131207/afghan-minister-tells-hagel-security-pact-will-be-signed-1