Her Majesty's Government provides counter-narcotics assistance to a range of international partners, including Afghanistan. We do so to tackle the international drugs trade and minimise the threat it poses to the UK. Our work involves the sharing of operational information and expertise and the provision of capacity building. It is important to protect activities which form part of the UK's contribution to the international counter-narcotics effort and to respect the principle that international partners are able to operate in secrecy on matters of national security against organised crime. As such, it is our policy not to disclose specific details of our counter narcotics work, as to do so risks reducing its effectiveness and damaging international relations.