25 May '12, 11am

Hague - we won't abandon Afghan people - - (25/05/12)

In his latest Afghanistan monthly progress report Mr Hague updated Parliament via a written statement on progress for April. Although he said he will provide further details on the Chicago Summit in the May report he did say: "At the NATO Chicago Summit on 20 and 21 May, the international community demonstrated its enduring support to Afghanistan beyond the end of security transition. Plans were discussed for future funding of the ANSF [Afghan National Security Forces] and NATO's post-2014 role was agreed. "This sent a clear message to the Afghan people that we will not abandon them, and a clear message to the insurgency that they cannot wait us out." On violence levels in April Mr Hague said: "Now that spring has arrived, insurgent activity across Afghanistan has continued to increase. This is in line with historic and seasonal norms. While violent incidents in April were...

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