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A strategy for Sweden's overall involvement in Afghanistan

The Government today adopted a strategy for Swedish support for international involvement in Afghanistan. In the strategy, the Government establishes objectives for Swedish support and guidelines for how the operations are to contribute to fulfilling the commitments made by the UN Security Council and supported by the EU and the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

"Sweden's involvement in Afghanistan is long-term and one of the most important expressions of our commitment to international peace, democracy and development," say Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, Minister for International Development Cooperation Gunilla Carlsson and Minister for Defence Sten Tolgfors in a joint statement.

The Government recently presented an official website for Swedish support for international involvement in Afghanistan.

The website gathers information on how we are working in Afghanistan and the different aspects of the Swedish operation - diplomatic, military, civilian and development cooperation. It contains background information on Swedish and international involvement, and facts about the country of Afghanistan.

The website has been developed by the Government Offices in cooperation with the Folke Bernadotte Academy, the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB), Sida and the National Police Board.


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