Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 23, 2010 19:33 ET

A Statement From the Honourable Peter Mackay, Minister of National Defence, on the Nomination of General David Petraeus as Commander, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Afghanistan:

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) -

"The Government of Canada and the Department of National Defence welcomes President Obama's nomination of General David Petraeus as Commander of the International Security Assistance Force.

General Petraeus brings to the Afghan mission a wealth of experience commanding a multi-national force in a theatre of operations. This change of personnel will have no impact on Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan.

Canada looks forward to continuing our close relationship with American, Afghan and international allies in our military mission in Afghanistan with General Patraeus in command."

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