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PM statement on Afghan Peace Council death

The Prime Minister has issued a statement on the death of former President and Chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council, Burhanuddin Rabbani.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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I am absolutely appalled by the murder of Burhanuddin Rabbani. He was a respected former President of Afghanistan and played a vital role as the chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council. We met on my last trip to Afghanistan where I was able to hear and see for myself his determination to work for a better Afghanistan. He will be sorely missed but the work of the Peace Council will go on. We remain determined to see Afghanistan prosper.

Published 20 September 2011