Proposal to Continue New Zealand's Contribution to Afghanistan Army Training - Cabinet Documents
This publication provides documents on Cabinet's September 2018 decision to continue the New Zealand Defence Force's contribution of 11 personnel to the Afghanistan National Army Officer Academy out to 30 September 2019. Cabinet also agreed that a strategic reassessment of New Zealand's contribution to Afghanistan be provided to Cabinet by June 2019 for the purpose of considering New Zealand's presence in Afghanistan, including possible future military and civilian contributions.
This publication comprises:
- the September 2018 Cabinet minute of decision: Proposal to Continue New Zealand's Contribution to Afghanistan Army Training [CAB-18-MIN-0450]
- the associated Cabinet paper: Proposal to Continue New Zealand's Contribution to Afghanistan Army Training [CAB-18-SUB-0450].
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