US COMMITMENT TO AFGHANISTAN

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STORY: US COMMITMENT TO AFGHANISTAN DATELINE: Jan. 12, 2011 LENGTH: 0:01:02 LOCATION: Kabul VO The U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has said that his country will not leave Afghanistan in 2014 if the Afghan people don't want them to go. Speaking after talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, Biden emphasized the planned handover of responsibility for security from international troops to Afghan forces. Karzai said they've exchanged views on bilateral relations between Kabul and Washington. Government corruption remains an contentious issue between the two sides. Biden is visiting Afghanistan at a time when the administration is getting ready to reduce U.S. forces in the country. The U.S. wants to hand over security responsibly to Afghan forces by 2014. Biden stressed that it's the responsibility of Aghans to take the security responsibility of their country. He said the U.S. will continue to support Afghan security forces and want to see an independent and stable Afgh Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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