President Karzai announces reshuffle of Afghan cabinet

President Hamid Karzai announced the reshuffle of Afghan cabinet on 11 October and besides reiterating his resolution in fighting Taliban-led insurgents, pledged improved efforts in anti-drug and counter-corruption actions.

Updated: (10.13.2008)

The top UN envoy to Afghanistan in a statement hailed the reshuffle saying the changes reflected priorities of the Afghan government and people.

"This reshuffle demonstrates political determination, the importance of implementing more rigorously the agenda set and agreed upon in Paris in June, with a team that can take these issues forward - particularly, the strengthening of the Afghan police and agricultural production," Kai Eide, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan, said in a statement issued Sunday.

"I am fully committed to supporting this new Ministerial team and look forward to working with them over the coming weeks and months," he said.

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