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The delegation headed by Seyran Ohnayan, Defense Minister was on a two-day working visit in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

On November 26, Seyran Ohanyan met with the leadership of ISAF at its headquarters in Kabul. British Lieutenant-General Nick Carter, Deputy Commander of ISAF highly appreciated Armenia’s contribution to the establishment of security and stability in Afghanistan, expressing his gratitude to Armenian peacekeepers for their professionalism and commitment to mission goals

Bismillah Khan Mohammadi, Defense Minister of Afghanistan hosted Seyran Ohanyan on the same day. At the meeting, the Afghan Defense Minister thanked the Armenian political and military leadership and our peacekeepers for their contribution toward the establishment of stability in Afghanistan. Bismillah Khan Mohammadi also highly appreciated the role of Armenian peacekeepers both in struggling against uprisings and for their consulting support to the development of Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).

On November 27, the Armenian delegation headed by Seyran Ohanyan visited Mazar-e-Sharif and Kunduz and met with the Armenian peacekeepers and the command of coalition forces.

The Armenian delegation also visited Mike Spann military base near Mazar-e-Sharif, where the Armenian contingent of 60 peacekeepers is deployed. The Command of the base particularly stated the following: “Armenian peacekeepers, responsible for security, are the “guardian angels” of the whole staff.” Afterward, the Armenian delegation visited the military base in Kunduz, where the Armenian peacekeeping contingent protects the airport. A group of five Armenian instructors is also deployed there to provide consulting support to the Afghan troops.

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