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Britain pledges military support for Afghanistan

AT-KABUL: President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday met with British Prime Minster, David Cameron at the sideline of Warsaw Summit. They discussed different issues including fight against terrorism, extension of military cooperation for the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces and as well as Afghan-lead peace and reconciliation process.

“We continue our military cooperation to the Afghan security forces,” Cameron was quoted in a statement issued by the Chief Executive’s office as saying.

“Terrorists would never change the determination of international community from supporting the government of Afghanistan.”

He added that International Community put weights behind the government of Afghanistan to fight militants as they continue carrying subversive activities.

In the meeting both sides emphasized on sincere cooperation of Pakistan in war on terror. They called on the government of Pakistan to suppress militants in its soil.

Moreover, in the Warsaw Summit, Britain has committed to keep 450 troops in Afghanistan until 2017 and will deploy a further 50 personnel to provide additional mentoring for the Afghan security forces.

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