Struck reiterates commitment to Afghan security

26th April 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 April 2005, KABUL - German defence minister Peter Struck on Tuesday reiterated his country's commitment to providing security through Nato-led peacekeeping forces during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for September.

26 April 2005

KABUL - German defence minister Peter Struck on Tuesday reiterated his country's commitment to providing security through Nato-led peacekeeping forces during Afghanistan's parliamentary elections, scheduled for September.

During his one-day visit to Kabul for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Struck also visited German soldiers at their Camp Warehouse base, according to Khaleeq Ahmad, a presidential spokesman.

Drug-related issues, security for the upcoming parliamentary elections and reconstruction of Afghanistan were discussed during Struck's meeting with Karzai, Ahmad told Deutsche Presse Agentur.

Karzai thanked Germany for its contribution in providing soldiers for the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and for training Afghan National Police (ANP).

Currently there are around 1,700 German soldiers serving with the ISAF in Kabul and its surrounding areas as well as more than 300 German soldiers based in the northern province of Kundaz and the north-eastern province of Badakhshan.

DPA

Subject: German news

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