Cameron and Obama – we will not give up on the Afghanistan mission
‘We will not give up on the mission in Afghanistan’, Prime Minister Cameron said at a joint press conference with US President Obama on Wednesday.
The UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron is currently in the USA on an official visit. Yesterday, he and US President Barack Obama gave a joint press conference in Washington following discussions the two leaders had held earlier.
In the press conference, Mr Cameron and Mr Obama spoke about plans for the next phases of transition in Afghanistan as well as further co-operation between the US and UK militaries.
On Afghanistan, Mr Cameron said:
“Recent days have reminded us just how difficult our mission is and how high the cost of this war has been for Britain, for America and for Afghans themselves.
“Britain has fought alongside America every day since the start. We have 9,500 men and women still serving there. More than 400 have given their lives and today, again, we commemorate each and every one of them.
“But we will not give up on this mission, because Afghanistan must never again be a safe haven for Al-Qaeda to launch attacks against us.”