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MPs call for Afghan peace deal

The start of an Afghan-led peace deal with the Taliban is vital to ensure the war-torn country is stable and secure after the withdrawal of British troops next year, MPs have said.

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UK has 'enduring commitment to Afghanistan'

As part of our enduring commitment to Afghanistan, we will continue to support the development of Afghan forces through mentoring and training at the Afghan National Army Officer’s Academy near Kabul. That is in addition to our £70 million commitment to the international fund to sustain the Afghan security forces after 2014.

The UK is dedicated to helping the Afghan Government make progress towards a sustainable political settlement and a stable regional environment, and to help the Afghan people build a viable Afghan state.

We will continue to support governance and development in Afghanistan through the next decade—with £178 million per year of development aid agreed until 2017—to ensure that the progress made will not be lost.

– Defence Secretary Philip Hammond

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