HC Deb 04 November 2003 vol 412 c547W
Norman Lamb

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Administration of Mr. Hamid Karzai is considered to be a credible national Government across Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement. [133623]

Mr. Mike O'Brien

President Karzai and the Afghan Transitional Administration (ATA) are the legitimate Government of Afghanistan, following President Karzai's election by the Emergency Loya Jirga in June 2002.