Achieved Date
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number of days to accomplish
Sign the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) with the United States.
Peace and Security
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 October 2015
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Promise Background
The Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) is a security agreement that ensures a continued military partnership between the U.S. and Afghanistan after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014. Despite calls from the Afghan public and their leaders for the Kabul-Washington security pact to be signed as soon as possible, President Hamid Karzai has maintained that he will not do as the Loya Jirga advised and will not sign the accord until the U.S. meets his preconditions. A number of candidates for the April Presidential elections spoke out on Wednesday and criticized President Hamid Karzai's recent statements regarding the Kabul-Washington security pact, calling on him to sign the accord as soon as possible. As part of their pre-election commitments, both President Ghani and CEO Dr. Abdullah had committed to signing the agreement should they be elected into office.

Indicators to Measure Progress
  • 1. Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) signed and implemented

September, 2014:

The crucial Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) and Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) have been signed by newly inducted National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar, U.S. Ambassador James B. Cunningham and NATO Ambassador to Afghanistan Maurits R. Jochems in Kabul at the Presidential Palace on September 30 2014.                                                                                                         

Status Updated By: Tolo News                                                                                                

Associated Stories

1. New Government Signs BSA and SOFA:

2. Presidential Candidates Speak Out on BSA, Karzai:

3. Calls for BSA Continue, Karzai Digs-in: