MOSCOW, October 3 (RIA Novosti) - Afghanistan deserves an effective and legitimate government that will deliver security to the people, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday, during his unannounced visit to the country.
"The people of Afghanistan deserve an effective and legitimate government that will build a better future for them and their families," Cameron said at British military base in Afghanistan Camp Bastion. "Afghanistan can and must deliver its own security."
"We want Afghanistan that is no longer a safe haven for terrorists or a threat to the security of either of our countries," he added.
Cameron emphasized how far Afghanistan had come in boosting the security of the country, organizing its troops and police and announced that the UK would provide 178 million pounds ($286 million) per year until 2017 in order to help sustain the progress the country had made in health and education.
The UK prime minister arrived in Afghanistan on Friday with an unannounced visit to meet with the country's new unity government. His visit comes shortly after new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani was sworn into office on September 29. Cameron is the first major leader from the West to visit Afghanistan after an election stalemate in the country was resolved.