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PM Ponta inspects Romanian troops in Afghanistan

The Romanian troops deployed to the Zabul province of Afghanistan yesterday received the visit of PM Victor Ponta. The Ministry of National defence (MoD) reports by press release that the head of the Government of Romania was informed on the situation of the accomplishment of the main missions of Romanian soldiers in their area of responsibility in South Afghanistan, the way in which the obligations of cooperation with the forces of the Coalition and in partnership with the Afghan security forces are carried out as well as actions in support of the local population. During the second part of the day, the members of the delegation travelled to Kandahar, where they met with the head of the Southern Region Command of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF), US Major General James Huggins, with whom they discussed the outstanding cooperation between the Romanian military and the troops of the other ISAF partners. The Romanian Army currently participates in the theatre of operations in Afghanistan with approximately 1,800 troops. Before departing for Afghanistan the premier said he wanted to ‘take our appreciation and gratitude, as a country and nation for the role Romanian military play in the theatres of operations in Afghanistan.’

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