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The Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that the "withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan is good for security."
Speaking at the opening day of a conference to develop Afghanistan's foreign policy strategy for the next three years organised in Kabul on Saturday, he said that the US and Nato troops transferring security to Afghan forces should leave Afghan villages as soon as possible.
Afghan lawmakers on Saturday decided to vote by secret ballot on the impeachment of 11 "incompetent" ministers who spent less than 50 percent of their budget last fiscal year.
"Forty-eight representatives have petitioned that the voting should be conducted by secret ballot because they want to vote without any shame or fear; this has been approved by the majority [of the chamber]," said Speaker Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi, displaying the sheet containing the signatures.