Hospitality for heroes
The Ambassador of Afghanistan, Said Jawad, used his first national day celebrations
n London to pay tribute to the enormous sacrifice of British soldiers serving in his country. “Those who serve in Afghanistan are heroes and they are there to make the region and the world a safer place,” he told guests. “I want to convey the gratitude of the Afghan government and people to them. My job as ambassador is easier because Afghanistan and the UK share common values of democracy and pluralism.” To celebrate the UKAfghan military partnership the embassy also held an evening reception for the leadership of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces attended by John Mark Lancaster,
Minister of State for the Armed Forces, generals, marshals of the air force, Afghan officers and cadets of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
PHOTOS: PIERRE DE VILLIERS