Technologists, Inc. Founder Praises U.S.–Afghan Strategic Partnership Agreement

 

May 8, 2012

Arlington, Va.

 

Sayed Aziz Azimi, founder and CEO of Technologists, Inc. (Ti), praised the Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between the United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan as “a historic document that will profoundly influence the future development of Afghanistan.”

 

The agreement, signed by U.S. President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai on May 2, 2012 in Kabul, designates Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally of the United States and reaffirms a strong U.S. commitment to Afghanistan’s security beyond the withdrawal of U.S. military forces at the end of 2014. In addition to security guarantees, the agreement outlines continued U.S. support for Afghanistan’s social and economic development through measures that promote the growth of a market economy, improve access to education and vocational training, and continue the fight against corruption.

 

“This agreement sends a clear signal that the hard-won gains of the past decade will not be reversed when foreign troops depart Afghanistan in 2014,” Mr. Azimi said. “On the contrary, the document will encourage Afghans to work even harder with their U.S. counterparts to build critical infrastructure, educate the workforce of the future, and strengthen political and social institutions throughout the country.”

 

Technologists, Inc. is an international engineering, construction, and management consulting company that works primarily in challenging and remote environments. As a dedicated partner in the effort to rebuild Afghanistan since 2004, Ti has completed or underway almost 70 projects for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other clients, ranging from single buildings and roads to complex facilities with multiple buildings plus all associated infrastructure. Ti’s Development Program also manages projects on governance, local capacity building, infrastructure development, and stabilization.