Obama: hopeful to sign pact after new Afghan president sworn in

by Reuters
Sunday, 25 May 2014 18:13 GMT

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan, May 25 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Sunday he was hopeful that a bilateral security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan would be signed once a new Afghan president was sworn in.

Once that agreement was signed, Obama said the United States could plan to keep a limited military presence in the country to preserve the gains U.S. forces have made after more than a decade of war. (Reporting by Steve Holland; Writing by Jeff Mason; Editing by Bill Trott)

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