22 Oct. 2008
PR# 2008-551

NATO Military Committee delegation visits RC-West

KABUL, Afghanistan — This morning, a delegation of three general officers from NATO’s Military Committee visited Regional Command-West in Herat. The representatives were Italian General Gian Piero Ristori, Ukrainian General Haraschuk and Slovenian General Humar.

General Paolo Serra, commander of RC-West, greeted the visiting generals at the Herat military airport. There they received military honours from a representative of the forces of the contingent. After meeting the commanders of the task forces, the generals had a brief meeting with General Serra and received an orientation about the RC-West.

The NATO Military Committee visitors also received a tour of the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team compound escorted by Colonel Luca Covelli, commander of the PRT, and Dr. Alberto Vecchi, chief of the civilian component. They were shown a map about the reconstruction labour in the Herat province, past accomplished projects and the current reconstruction activities planned to enhance the Afghan population.

In the afternoon, the delegation departed for Kabul where they will conclude their tour.

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