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The Telegraph: Afghanistan ‘will take 30 years to develop into proper democratic state’

January 17, 2012

Afghanistan will take another 30 years to develop into a properly democratic state, Nato’s senior civilian representative has said.

Sir Simon Gass, a British diplomat, said the country has gone through 30 years of disastrous conflict which has destroyed infrastructure and institutions.

“It will take decades to recover from the destruction that was wrought over that period of time,” he added.

Continues at: telegraph.co.uk – Afghanistan ‘will take 30 years to develop into proper democratic state’

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