The Presidential Palace in a press release expressed his gratitude to the Canadians for cooperation in several sectors in Afghanistan.
President Ghani noted that the Canadian commitments in Brussels and WARSAW Summit were very effective for the country.
He expressed optimism over the new mission of Canadian ambassador and called for expanding ties and cooperation between the two countries.
Canada ended its military involvement in Afghanistan in March 2014. Canada’s Afghan war cost the lives of 158 soldiers. In addition, a Canadian diplomat, two civilian contractors and a journalist were also killed. More than 2,000 soldiers were injured.
There are slightly more than 13,000 coalition and NATO soldiers now in Afghanistan, involved mainly in training. Of those around 7,000 are from the U.S.