22 Mar. 2008

PR# 2008-109

Key leaders meet to discuss security, improvements in west

Key ISAF, Afghan National Security Forces and United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan join together for a meeting Wednesday to discuss security and improvements in western countries.

KABUL, Afghanistan – ISAF’s Regional Command West (RC-West) hosted a meeting with Afghan National Security Force (ANSF) commanders Wednesday to discuss security and improvements in western countries.

Each of the attendees emphasized the great importance of joint efforts in western Afghanistan in order to maintain and improve stable and peaceful living conditions. Among the main topics, the spotlight was focused on improvements of security along Ring Road and on the extension of Afghan National Army (ANA) presence in Farah Province where a new base is ready to be opened.

“The new ANA base will allow us to extend our presence where there is a sensitive concentration of restive insurgents,” said Major General Jalandar Shah Behnam, 207th Afghan National Army Corps commander.

The periodical regional security meeting is an opportunity to have all the participants in charge of security in the western region around the table.

Major General Fausto Macor, RC-West commander, chaired the meeting. Other key leaders involved were: Maj. Gen. Behnam, Major General Robert Cone Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan commander, Major General El Haj Ak Rahmuddin, Afghan National Police commander, Colonel Rahmatullah Safi, Afghan Border Police commander, Abdusanat Khaydarov, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan director in western region, and Colonel James Klingaman, Afghan Regional Security Integration Command – West commander.

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ISAF will continue operations to sustain the legitimacy of its purpose aimed to reinforce the role of ANSF in Afghanistan.

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