NZ to conclude deployment to Afghanistan by May: PM

Wellington: New Zealand will conclude its deployment of the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) to Afghanistan by May 2021, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

“After 20 years of a NZDF presence in Afghanistan, it is now time to conclude our deployment,” Ardern said in a statement.

“The deployments to Afghanistan have been one of the longest running in our history, and I wish to acknowledge the 10 New Zealanders who lost their lives in the line of duty, and the more than 3,500 NZDF and other agency personnel, whose commitment to replace conflict with peace will always be remembered,” Ardern said.

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