In an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, British Prime Minister David Cameron arrived in Kabul on Friday to meet with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and the new unity government.
Upon Cameron's arrival Cameron and Ghani held a press conference at the Presidential Palace to discuss Britain's role in Afghanistan's future.
He announced that the UK will end their combat mission by the end of 2014, but emphasized that they will continue to train the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF).
"Our goal was to establish a strong ANSF that can fight terrorism," Cameron said. "ANSF has proved that they can insure and secure stability."
Cameron said that the UK will continue to provide aids to Afghanistan, but accentuated that once British troops have withdrawn, there is no return.
"We will not resend our troops to Afghanistan once we have withdrawn," he said, adding that the UK will continue to support the country by advising and training the ANSF until the nation is stable. "We will not leave Afghanistan alone unless we are sure that the country is powerful and constant."
Ghani thanked PM Cameron for the sacrifices the UK has made for the country and its people.
"The changes that have come to Afghanistan are because the UK understood the importance of countering terrorism in the country."
During his speech, Ghani emphasized that in order for the country to bring peace and stability to the nation the distance between the government and people must be minimized, if not completely vanished.
"Fifty percent of the peace agreements in the world are due to negotiations, hence we will continue to negotiate," in efforts to bring peace, Ghani explained.
Both men at the end of their talks appreciated the efforts and sacrifices made by the ANSF.
British Prime Minister is the first major western leader to visit the new unity government of Afghanistan.