New US commander in Afghanistan vows to stabilize security

April 10th, 2008 - 8:21 pm ICT by admin  

Kabul, April 10 (Xinhua) New commander of the US-led coalition forces in Afghanistan, Major General Jeffrey J. Schloesser Thursday vowed to spare no efforts in stabilizing security to the post-Taliban nation. “Today we pledge to work for the progress and prosperity of Afghanistan, we pledge to support Afghan National Security Forces and Afghan security,” he said after taking over the command from his predecessor General David Rodriguez.

At the ceremony held in Bagram Air Field, the headquarters of the US-led coalition forces, 50 km north of Afghanistan capital Kabul, he also assured to support Afghan National Security Forces and look forward to working with Afghan people.

Presently, more than 21,000 US-led Coalition forces from 21 countries have been serving in Afghanistan to help stabilize security and development process in the war-battered country.

More than 43,000 NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) have also been deployed in Afghanistan to help ensure durable peace and security in this land.

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