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President Ghani is home from key UK visit

President Ghani is home from key UK visit

May 14, 2016 - 19:21

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Saturday returned from a two-day visit to the United Kingdom where he attended the worldinfo-icon’s anti-corruption summit.

The president initially departed for a two-day trip to Tajikistan and then headed to Britain where he met some world leaders on the sidelines of the anti-corruption summit.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president in his meeting with UK Defense Secretary Michael Fallon discussed peace and stability in Afghanistaninfo-icon, military cooperation, capacity building of Afghan security forces and increase in military facilities.

Ghani demanded the Britain defense secretary provide military training opportunities to more Afghan cadets at British military academies.

The president also met Afghan cadets undergoing training at the UK Sandhurst military academy yesterday afternoon.

The trainees vowed they would try their best in conveying knowledge and experience to fellow Afghan security personnel after completing their training.

President Ghani also asked the academy’s leadership to increase their cooperation with Afghan military academies in increasing the number of mentors.

The Sandhurst academy is training Afghan officers in technical sphere. It dispatches expert instructors to Afghanistan to improve Afghan security force’s skills and capacity.



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