Afghanistan-Pakistan Border Region

Defence written question – answered on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security threat posed by the Taliban in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

Photo of Brooks Newmark Brooks Newmark Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security threat posed by the Taliban in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

Photo of Bill Rammell Bill Rammell Minister of State (Armed Forces), Ministry of Defence

The threat posed by the Taliban remains serious. On both sides of the border efforts to bring stability and operations to constrict the insurgents' ability to operate continue.

This approach was set out by the Prime Minister in our April 2009 policy document "Afghanistan-Pakistan: The Way Forward".

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