Ben Wallace – 2021 Statement on UK Forces in Afghanistan

The statement made by Ben Wallace, the Secretary of State for Defence, on 14 April 2021.

The people of Afghanistan deserve a peaceful and stable future.

As we drawdown, the security of our people currently serving in Afghanistan remains our priority and we have been clear that attacks on Allied troops will be met with a forceful response.

The British public and our Armed Forces community, both serving and veterans, will have lasting memories of our time in Afghanistan. Most importantly we must remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, who will never be forgotten.