Afghan security handover 'a great day', says President Karzai
18 June 2013 Last updated at 10:23 BST
Afghan forces have formally taken over security for the whole of the country from Nato-led troops, completing a process begun in 2011.
President Hamid Karzai announced the move at a ceremony during which Nato forces handed over control for the last 95 districts.
The event marks a significant milestone since US-led forces ousted the Taliban following the 9/11 attacks of 2001.
Speaking after the ceremony Mr Karzai said finalising the handover had been one of his greatest desires.