Prime Minister announces more troops for Afghanistan

14 October 2009

The Prime Minister made a statement in the Commons on Pakistan and on the Government's decision to send 500 more troops to Afghanistan

Mr Brown said the troop reinforcements in Afghanistan were were subject to three conditions:

  • that the Afghan government demonstrate their commitment to bring forward the Afghan troops to be trained and to fight alongside our forces
  • that the troops must be fully equipped for the operations that they are asked to undertake
  • that the commitment be part of an agreed approach across the international coalition, with all countries bearing their fair share

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