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Italy renews commitment to Afghanistan (Video).

HERAT CITY (PAN):Italian Defence Minister Giampaolo Di Paola, during a visit to western Herat province on Saturday, said his country would remain committed to supporting Afghanistan.

Speaking at a ceremony that marked the change of command at the Italian provincial reconstruction team (PRT) office, Di Paola said his country would stay committed to Afghanistan until the mission of their soldiers was completed.

The outgoing Italian PRT commander, Gen. Luciano Portolano, handed over the change to the team's new commander Gen. Luigi Chiapperini at the ceremony also attended byNATOcommander Gen. John Allen and other civil and military officials.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
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Date:Apr 1, 2012
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