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Updated: 13-Aug-2003 High Resolution Photos


NATO assumes Command of the International Security
Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

11 August 2003

Please credit NATO photos

Left to right – NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo and SACEUR, General James L. Jones about to take their places in the plane to Kabul.
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Centre - SACEUR, General James L. Jones arriving at Kabul airport.
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Left – NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo being greeted upon his arrival at Kabul airport by the newly-appointed Commander of the NATO mission to Afghanistan, Lt. General Götz Gliemeroth.
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Left – NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo upon arrival at Kabul airport, together with SACEUR, General James L. Jones (centre) and centre right, the newly-appointed Commander of the NATO mission to Afghanistan, Lt. General Götz Gliemeroth
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ISAF vehicles at Kabul airport.
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ISAF vehicles at Kabul airport.
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ISAF vehicles at Kabul airport.
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ISAF vehicles at Kabul airport.
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A USAF Black Hawk helicopter and crew at Kabul airport.
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A United Nations Humanitarian aircraft at Kabul airport.
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An Armed Personnel Carrier (APC), the first vehicle of the ISAF convoy to leave Kabul airport.
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The local population watching the ISAF convoy of Armed Personnel Carriers (APCs) leave Kabul airport.
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The ISAF convoy of Armed Personnel Carriers (APCs) leaving Kabul airport.
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Close to Kabul airport, debris from the recent conflict in Afghanistan.
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The ISAF convoy of Armed Personnel Carriers (APCs) making its way to the Amani High School Compound where the ISAF Change of Command ceremony took place.
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Arrival of the the ISAF convoy of Armed Personnel Carriers at the checkpoint to the Amani High School Compound where the ISAF Change of Command ceremony took place.
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Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, Commander, ISAF III making his address.
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President Hamid Karzai, Afghan Transitional Authority making his address.
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President Hamid Karzai, Afghan Transitional Authority making his address.
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The audience and press during the change of command ceremony.
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Dr. Peter Struck, German Defence Minister making his address during the change of command ceremony.
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Jean Arnault , UN Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan making his address during the change of command ceremony.
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Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General making his address during the change of command ceremony.
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Left to right - Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General shaking hands with the President of the Afghan Transitional Authority, Hamid Karzai.
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Far right – Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, Commander of ISAF III hands over the flag to General James L. Jones, SACEUR, at the change of command ceremony. Left – Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF.
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Centre - General James L. Jones, SACEUR, hands over the flag to Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF. Right - Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, former Commander of ISAF III.
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Left - Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF holds the flag. Centre - General James L. Jones, SACEUR and Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, former Commander of ISAF III.
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Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF makes his address.
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Centre left - Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, former Commander of ISAF III shakes hands with Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF (centre right).
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Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony. Left to right - Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF; General James L. Jones, SACEUR; NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo; Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs; Dr. Peter Struck, German Minister of Defence; Lt. General P.J.M. Godderij, Deputy Chief, Dutch Defence Staff and Lt. General Norbert Van Heyst, former Commander of ISAF III.
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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Dr. Peter Struck, German Minister of Defence during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Left to right: Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs and Dr. Peter Struck, German Minister of Defence during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Left to right: Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Left to right: General James L. Jones, SACEUR and Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo, NATO Deputy Secretary General during the Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony.
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Press Conference held after the Change of Command Ceremony. Left to right - Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF; General James L. Jones, SACEUR; NATO Deputy Secretary General, Ambassador A. Minuto Rizzo; Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Afghan Minister of Foreign Affairs.
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Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF talking to members of the press.
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Lt. General Götz F.E. Gliemeroth, newly appointed Commander of ISAF.
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