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Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday welcomed U.S. President Barack Obama’s plans for a U.S. troops drawdown and said it’s a sign that Afghanistan is ready to take control of security in the war-torn nation.

“The number of troops that he has announced to be withdrawn is a sign that Afghanistan is taking over its own security and is trying to defend its territory by its own means,” Karzai said. “So we are happy about the announcement.”

Source: CNN

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