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Cameron and Obama – we will not give up on the Afghanistan mission

March 16, 2012

‘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.

Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama

British Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama stand at attention during a state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Picture: AP Photo/Charles Dharapak

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.”

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    March 16, 2012 21:36

    Decision is right also if recent avveniments may have caused and exacerbation against NATO forces by strumentalitation of taalibans. Our presence may became discrete and demonstrate our will to done freedom to Afghanistan institutions and people, that is, really, our intention.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. julie fuller permalink
    March 17, 2012 01:40

    Yes over four hundred of our troops have been killed fighting a war that will never be won . How many more soldiers are we going to loose before this goverment sees sense and bring our troops home . Would the prime minister be in the same frame of mind if he had a son out there. Why wait till more soldiers have been murdered by ied s , bring them home now .

  3. hectoranibal permalink
    March 20, 2012 15:20

    creo que la isaf ya a cumplido en afganistan, con vidas de los soldados, mucho esfuerzo de todos ,para una region que no tiene esperanza .lamentablemente hay que empezar la retirada

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