Following the Bonn Agreement in 2001, a number of G8 countries took on lead responsibility for specific Security Sector Reform work. The UK took lead responsibility for counter narcotics. When the Afghan Compact was agreed at the London Conference in early 2006, the international community recognised the progress that had been made since the Bonn Agreement. It was agreed with the Afghan Government that the concept of lead nation was now redundant, they now had lead responsibility for all aspects of Security Sector Reform, and that the G8 countries should become partner nations. There are no plans for our mandate to change before 2010.