Charles Walker praises armed forces role in Afghanistan

Speaking in the House of Commons, Charles Walker pays tribute to our armed forces for the selfless sacrifices they have made over the past decade to enable the enormous social and economic progress made in Afghanistan.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con): The Secretary of State recognises the enormous social and economic progress made in Afghanistan. Therefore, can we once again pay tribute to our armed forces for the selfless sacrifices they have made over the past decade to make that progress possible?

Justine Greening: We can never say thank you enough to our servicemen and women for their efforts and work. I have had the privilege of meeting them when I have been out in Afghanistan. It is not just what they do but the way that they go about it—their professionalism, their attitude. They really represent the cream of our country. I think they have done an amazing job. They have been working in a country that has seen so much conflict for so many decades, and are finally starting to get it on track for a long-term better future. We can be immensely proud of the role that our armed forces have played.

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