BRITAIN'S departing ambassador to Afghanistan yesterday warned the West will abandon the country at its peril
As Sir William Patey prepares to leave his office in Kabul with its magnificent view of the snow-capped Hindu Kush, it is not the beauty of the country occupying his thoughts.
Scottish, outspoken and often controversial, he has always been an unlikely diplomat.
The father-of-two is using his last days before he retires to urge the international community not to abandon Afghanistan in 2014 and rick repeating the mistakes of 2002.
He said: “When we leave and the Afghans are responsible for security and delivering their own national health service and education service, this country will look like a different place – but it’s still got a long way to go.
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