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NATO supreme allied commander visits Herat

NATO supreme allied commander visits Herat

Feb 10, 2012 - 18:59

HERAT CITY (PANinfo-icon): Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Admiral James G. Stavridis, conducted an on-site survey of ISAFinfo-icon Regional Command West (RC West) in Camp Arena in eastern Herat province, the alliance said on Friday.

Greeted upon arrival by RC West Commander, Brigadier General Luciano Portolano (IT Army), SACEUR received an overview of the situation in the region and on principal security, governance and development issues regarding current and future operations in the area under the Italian responsibility, the International Assistance Security Force (ISAF) said in a statement.

During his visit, Admiral Stavridis also met with Afghan National Security Forces commanders, Herat governor and local GIRoA representatives, who briefed him on the transition progress in the area, the statement said.

At the conclusion of his visit, SACEUR met with Gen Portolano, to whom he expressed his personal appreciation for the excellent job done by Regional Command West.


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