Danish proposal for strategic pact hailed
02 October, 2012
KABUL: Afghanistan has welcomed Denmark's proposal for a long-term strategic partnership agreement between the two friendly countries, the foreign ministry in Kabul said on Sunday.
The agreement came at a meeting between Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Zalmai Rassoul met his Danish counterpart Villy S°vndal on the margins of the UN General Assembly on September 26.
Rassoul underlined the gratitude of Kabul to the Danish government and people for their steadfast and generous contribution to Afghanistan's security and development over the years.
"Denmark has been at the forefront of our peace, security and development efforts in Afghanistan for which we are sincerely and profoundly thankful," Rassoul said.
Sovndal said Denmark would remain committed to assisting and supporting Afghanistan. With nearly 700 soldiers supporting Afghan forces in Kabul and Helmand, Denmark has been a significant member of the International Security Assistance Force since 2003.