North Atlantic Council visits Afghanistan
The North Atlantic Council is visiting Afghanistan from 19th to 21st of February 2008.
NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer is leading the delegation accompanied by the Alliance’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General John Craddock, and the Deputy Chairman of the Military Committee, Lieutenant General Karl Eikenberry.
The Secretary General travelled to Regional Command South and visited Musa Qala, where he took stock of progress made since the Afghan National Army liberated it from Taleban control in December 2007. He also exchanged views with the local Afghan leaders including Governor Mullah Salaam.
The Council also met the Commander of the ISAF mission, General Dan McNeill, the acting NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Ambassador Maurits Jochems and representatives of the international community in Kabul.
The NAC will hold meetings with President Hamid Karzai and other key members of the Afghan Government and Parliament.
This latest Council visit underscores, once again, the resolve of all Allies to stand by the democratically elected Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in developing a stable and self-sustaining nation.