Nov 7, 2011

Nawa District Governor Abdul Manaf (far left) gives a tour of a local bazaar to Ambassador Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, (second from right) here, Oct. 31. Crocker used the visit as an opportunity to see firsthand the progress Afghan security forces and the district government are making in Nawa. “We have been pleased to be your partners in security and economic support, but the real reason for the success here is all of you,” Crocker said in an address to local district leaders and residents. Your courage and commitment to make this community and district a better place is what accounts for the success.” During the ambassador's visit, Manaf highlighted plans for Nawa's future, emphsizing his enduring objectives of peace, poppy eradication, education and security.

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