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Canada's Engagement in Afghanistan, Report to Parliament, December 2008
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News Release dated March 4, 2009
Table of Contents
II. The Context
III. Canadian Priorities: Reporting Progress
Priority 1. Enable the Afghan National Security Forces in Kandahar to sustain a more secure environment and promote law and order.
Priority 2. Strengthen Afghan institutional capacity to deliver core services and promote economic growth, enhancing the confidence of Kandaharis in their government.
Priority 3. Provide humanitarian assistance for extremely vulnerable people, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced persons.
Priority 4. Enhance border security, with facilitation of bilateral dialogue between Afghan and Pakistani authorities.
Priority 5. Help advance Afghanistan’s capacity for democratic governance by contributing to effective, accountable public institutions and electoral processes.
Priority 6. Facilitate Afghan-led efforts toward political reconciliation.
Library and Archives Canada Cataloguing in Publication
Canada’s engagement in Afghanistan, December 2008
Text in English and French on inverted pages.
Title on added t.p.: L’engagement du Canada en Afghanistan, décembre 2008
Available also on the Internet.
1. Afghan War, 2001- —Participation, Canadian. 2. Canada—Foreign
relations—Afghanistan. 3. Canada—Armed Forces—Afghanistan. 4. Canada
—Military policy. I. Canada. Privy Council Office. II. Title. L’engagement du Canada en Afghanistan, décembre 2008
DS371.412.S47 958.104'7 C2008-980202-0E
Cover photo: Dahla Dam, Arghandab district, Kandahar province
Photos: © CIDA, DND
© Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada, 2009.