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Afghan President welcomes UK decision to uphold troops

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan October 1, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani - RTS2MCF

Kabul, Oct. 28 : Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has welcomed United Kingdom decision to uphold its current military commitment of around 450 British troops in Afghanistan throughout 2016.

According to the TOLONews, Afghan President welcomed the step and said that Britain’s cooperation will continue in military assistance that includes cooperation in the war on terrorism and training of National Security and Defense Forces (ANSDF) as well in development and economic areas.

As terrorism continues to threaten the region, the world should work together against it to ensure peace and stability in the region, he added.

Although Britain’s combat mission has ended and the terrorist threat to the European country from this region has reduced, UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Tuesday announced to continue to support the Afghan government to build a peaceful, secure and prosperous future for the country.

Britain ended its combat operations in Afghanistan in October 2014, but continued to keep troops in the country to advice and train Afghan security forces. (ANI)