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Douglas Alexander MP, Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary, in advance of President Obama’s speech this evening on Afghanistan, said:

“The military draw down must be matched by a diplomatic and political build up ahead of the full transition of security operations to Afghan forces in 2014.

“During the transition period, military and development efforts will be sustained, but renewed political efforts are vital to bridge the gap between where Afghanistan is, and where it needs to be.”

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