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Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

15. To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Afghanistan. (282703)

Afghanistan remains one of the UK’s top foreign policy priorities. The key political focus for Afghanistan in 2009 is the presidential and provincial council elections which will take place on 20 August 2009. We are actively working in support of the Afghans, the UN and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation’s International Security Assistance Force to help ensure these elections are successful.