Afghanistan

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 12:54 pm on 9th February 2012.

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Photo of Richard Ottaway Richard Ottaway Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee 12:54 pm, 9th February 2012

I thank the Foreign Secretary for his statement. I share his approach to the draw-down of troops, which depends on the conditions on the ground, and I note that the cost of the ANSF post-2015 is still to be resolved but will, I hope, emerge after the NATO summit. Will he say a little more about the ongoing negotiations with the Taliban in Qatar? Those discussions are clearly very important. Is there anything that we can do to give them more impetus?