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New GG Visits Afghanistan
« on: November 04, 2010, 23:13:40 »
From the GG's web page:
His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, completed his first visit abroad to Afghanistan on Thursday November 4, 2010. This short visit allowed him to extend his support to the Canadian soldiers who are deployed to protect and help the Afghan population. It also provided His Excellency the opportunity to meet with representatives from Canadian and Afghan civil societies, and to grasp the scope of reconstruction efforts carried out within the country.

Summary of activities during the visit:
Upon his arrival, the Governor General, along with General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, visited the Kandahar military base to meet with and show his solidarity to Canadian troops. This encounter allowed for an exchange with the men and women who are committed every day to providing a safe and secure environment to local communities.

He then joined the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team to gain a first-hand understanding of the work conducted by Canadians military and civilians. His Excellency learned how Canadian priorities are being implemented in Afghanistan, with the help of our allies and partners. During his visit, the Governor General participated in a shura, where he witnessed Canada’s efforts in promoting the rule of law through the training and mentoring of the Afghan National Security Forces. His Excellency also met with officials from Kandahar province and from Kandahar University to discuss their priorities and issues around education.                                             

His Excellency also visited the operating base in the district of Panjway, where he met with deployed Canadian soldiers. On site, he also discussed with representatives from the Afghan National Army, who work closely with the Canadian Forces in this sector.

The visit concluded with a return to Kandahar to address the troops, civilians and Canadian media in attendance ....
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