British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Sir Laurie Bristow, presented his credentials to Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani at the Presidential palace yesterday, British Embassy said in a statement.
Ambassador Sir Laurie Bristow spoke to President Ghani and reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to Afghanistan. He emphasized that the UK will continue to support the Government of Afghanistan, including its efforts to counter terrorism, through diplomatic and development work and support to the security sector.
“I am honored to present my credentials as British Ambassador to Afghanistan to President Ghani. The UK’s commitment to Afghanistan remains as strong as ever. We continue to support an inclusive peace process, partner on counter-terrorism activity, and provide substantial development and humanitarian support. It is a privilege to arrive at a time when this work is more important than ever”, Sir Laurie Bristow said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to President Ghani on 17 June. The Prime Minister confirmed the UK’s commitment to supporting Afghanistan to achieve a stable and democratic future following the withdrawal of NATO troops. He said the UK would use the full spectrum of our diplomatic, development, and defense work to achieve this. The Prime Minister said the UK would continue to support a negotiated political settlement as the best path to peace in Afghanistan.