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"What I saw in Afghanistan"

"In Kandahar, Canada has provided literacy training for more than 5,000 Afghans, and vaccinated more than 360,000 against polio. In Helmand, the United Kingdom has brought clean drinking water to more than 175,000 people, and provided microcredit to more than 336,000 small businesses. Training programs run by Germany and other nations have helped put more than 58,000 soldiers and 80,000 police on the streets. And in Bamiyan, I met the New Zealand troops who are providing security and promoting development." Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States, writing from Paris where a delegation representing 80 countries meets at the International Conference in Support of Afghanistan.

The help from English-speaking countries is in addition to the very considerable military effort and sacrifice of American and British soldiers to make Afghanistan free and secure.

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