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16 June 2010, 12:10 | Updated: 16 June 2010, 12:21
North Devon MP Nick Harvey has made his first visit to Afghanistan as Minister for the Armed Forces.
He spoke to troops serving there, including members of Somerset-based 40 Commando in Helmand Province, and the Scots Guard in Lashkar Gar.
He said: "I last visited Afghanistan two years ago and this trip has shown me the vast amount of progress that has been made in that time. Under General McChrystal there have been vast changes not only militarily bit also politically. It will be a long road but Afghanistan is on the way to being a country that stands on its own feet."
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