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Minister for Defence Equipment, Support and Technology Phillip Dunne MP speaks with RAF personnel currently deployed on Operation Herrick 17.



Defence Ministers visit British troops in Afghanistan


Defence ministers have visited British troops in Afghanistan to witness first-hand the progress being made in mentoring Afghan forces to take on their own security challenges.


The Minister for the Armed Forces Andrew Robathan and Minister for Defence, Equipment Support and Technology Philip Dunne visited troops in Afghanistan this week.


During their visit, they also met with ISAF and Afghan military commanders, and Afghanistan’s Ministers for Defence and Interior in the capital Kabul, before seeing the site of the Afghan National Army Officers Academy, which currently under construction but will play a major role in the UK military’s post-2014 non-combat commitment to Afghanistan.


In Helmand, where the majority of British personnel are located, they held a meeting with Naeem Baloch, the Provincial Governor.


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Taken on January 9, 2013