HL Deb 20 December 2001 vol 630 c79WA
Lord Avebury

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress has been made with the de facto authorities in Afghanistan towards reaching agreement on the use of troops from Muslim countries in helping to maintain law and order. [HL1884]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The Bonn agreement stipulates that an interim authority will be set up in Afghanistan on 22 December. When they have assumed office it will be important for them to discuss their security requirements with willing nations, including Muslim countries.