Security Agreement to Play Vital Role in Economy of Afghanistan

Global Business

Election Day has concluded in Afghanistan. While Hamid Karzai has led the country for the past ten years, term limits have kept him off the ballot this time around.

Voters say they’re excited about having a hand in the country’s future. Still, fears that violence will overshadow a democratic transfer of power haven’t gone away.

On Friday, an Afghan policeman opened fire on two Western female journalists, killing one of them. She is the third journalist to die in Afghanistan in the past month. There have also been some high-profile Taliban attacks leading up to the election. Analysts say the group could actually be a long-term concern for Karzai’s successor. But the most pressing issue for the next president is finalizing a security plan with the U.S. It will set the stage for almost everything including economic goals.

CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports from Kabul, where the significance of the deal isn’t just talk among politicians. Small business owners are watching it closely, too.

Security Agreement to Play Vital Role in Economy of Afghanistan

Security Agreement to Play Vital Role in Economy of Afghanistan

Voters say they're excited about having a hand in the country's future. But, there are fears that violence will overshadow the democratic transfer of power. Analysts say the Taliban is a long-term concern for next leader. But the most pressing issue is finalizing the security plan with the U-S. As it will set the stage for everything including economic goals. CCTV's Sean Callebs is in Kabul. He says the significance of that deal isn't just talk among politicians. Small business owners are watching too.
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