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    Miliband visits southern Afghanistan

    Miliband visits southern Afghanistan

    Courtesy Photo | British Foreign secretary, David Miliband, visits Kandahar Airfield, where he met with...... read more read more



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    International Security Assistance Force HQ Public Affairs

    KABUL, Afghanistan – British Foreign secretary, David Miliband, visited Kandahar Airfield, Feb. 17, where he met with Maj. Gen. Mart de Kruif, commander of Regional Command South.

    During the meeting, they spoke about the joint approach of the U.K. and U.S. troops in Helmand province in relation to the reconstruction, security and governance aspects of the International Security Assistance Force operation. Among the topics discussed were counter narcotics, the upcoming elections, the improvements of the Afghan national security forces and the importance of the military effort in Helmand.

    "It is very important for me to see and hear for myself, during my fourth visit to Afghanistan, of the work that is being done by ISAF in RC-S to support the Afghan government in addressing the security, political and economic challenges," Miliband said.

    "We had very fruitful meeting," de Kruif added. "British forces in Helmand are doing an outstanding job."

    As well as meeting senior Afghan government officials during his visit to RC(S), the foreign secretary was met at Kandahar Airfield by Lt. Gen. Sir Nicholas Houghton, commander Joint Operations; Brig. Gordon Messenger, commander Task Force Helmand; Hugh Powell, the U.K. Senior Representative for South Afghanistan; and the future British ambassadors to Kabul and Islamabad.



    Date Taken: 02.18.2009
    Date Posted: 02.18.2009 03:11
    Story ID: 30140
    Location: KABUL, AF 

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