Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Withdrawal from Afghanistan an ambassador appointed to monitor transit agreements

A statement from the Foreign Ministry, Stanislas Lefebvre de Laboulaye was appointed ambassador in charge of monitoring transit agreements, under the French withdrawal from Afghanistan.

 The statement: "Following the commitments made ​​to the French, the President of the Republic has informed our allies at the last NATO summit, his decision to retire later than December 31, 2012, combat troops present on the French territory of Afghanistan, about 2,000 soldiers and policemen. The return of our fighting forces to accompany the repatriation logistics facilities projected in the Afghan theater.
From this perspective, the Foreign Minister and the Minister of Defence entrusted to Ambassador Stanislas Lefebvre de Laboulaye, the mission of monitoring the transit agreements being negotiated or to be negotiated with countries of the region to enable us to have different ways out of our disengagement logistics. "

Stanislas Lefebvre de Laboulaye, a former ambassador to Moscow and to the Holy See, was diplomatic adviser to the government since February.

To him to play the emissaries and deal with the regimes of Central Asia in particular (including Tajikistan. Photo above) to prepare the withdrawal of French equipment in Afghanistan.

The French Minister of Defense plans to visit this region in the coming weeks.

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