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Defense Minister Meets Gen. Dempsey, Discuss Air Force Issues

Gen Martin Dempsey

KABUL – Afghan defense minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi urged the United States of America to assist Afghanistan to support and equip Afghan air force. Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi during his meeting with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin E. Dempsey discussed the issue in Afghanistan.

According to reports deputy US defense minister is expected to visit Afghanistan in the near future to discuss the equipment process of Afghan Air Force with the officials. Spokesman for the Afghan defense ministry Gen. Zahir Azimi said Afghan defense minister Gen. Bismillah Mohammaid urged Gen. Martin E. Dempsey to help and support Afghan Air Force.

Mr. Azimi further added that the two officials discussed other related issues including assessment of security situation, technical and other capabilities to be transferred to Afghan security forces during 2013 and 2014, besides discussing issues related to Afghan Air Force.

Gen. Dempsey quoted by Zahir Azimi said, United States of America remains committed to Afghanistan and deputy US defense minister will visit Afghanistan in the near future to discuss boosting the capabilities of Afghan security forces. According to Gen. Zahir Azimi Afghan air force is facing critical issues currently and Afghan defense minister has shared the issue with the Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.

In the meantime Gen. Zahir Azimi said Afghan Air Force also witnessed major achievements during the recent year sincludng developments in air transportation sector. Around 150 Afghan Air Force personnel are being trained inside and outside the country. (Khaama)

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