Afghan representative thanks Georgian military for taking part in ISAF
Georgia, Tbilisi, Feb. 16 / Trend N.Kirtzkhalia /
Chief advisor to the governor of Helmand province (Afghanistan) Abdul Ali Shamsi, who has arrived in Georgia, visited the Academy of National Defence in Gori on Thursday and thanked the Georgian military for participation in peacekeeping operations in Afghanistan.
The Chief advisor to the governor of Helmand province on security affairs arrived in Georgia on Feb 14, the visit will last till Feb 17, the Georgian Defense Ministry said.
Mr Shamsi during his meeting at the Academy of National Defence named after David Agmashenebeli thanked the Georgian military for their contribution to ensuring security of the Afghan people. He also noted role of the Georgian military's participation in peacekeeping mission in Afghanistan and spoke about situation in the Helmand province.
Mr Shamsi said 'Georgia has contributed greatly to ensuring stability and peace in Afghanistan' and presented his condolence in connection with death of Georgian military during the mission.
Georgian servicemen have served in Afghanistan as part of International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) since August 6, 2009. Since then, 12 Georgian military were killed in this country.
Abdul Ali Shamsi became an advisor to the governor of Helmand province in 2007. He is actively engaged in the peacekeeping operation in the province. His responsibilities include reconciliation with the insurgents, and the preparation of conditions for the transfer of the control over Helmand province from international peacekeeping forces to Afghanistan National Security Forces.