What Is an Example of Executive Agreement?

An example of executive agreement is the "Enduring Strategic Partnership Agreement between the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the United States of America". This document was signed by U.S. President Obama and Afghanistan President Karzai on May 1, 2012.

The agreement is a strategic partnership and mutual commitment between the United States.and Afghanistan in various aspects. Among the areas covered are development of economy and society, progress in permanent security, promotion of mutual democratic values, and strengthening of regional cooperation and security.

An executive agreement refers to any understanding between the U.S. government's executive branch and an external government. It normally involves routine matters and does not need the prior approval of the U.S. Congress.