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The Defence and Security Forum was founded by Lady Olga Maitland in 1983. It was originally a campaigning organisation known as Families for Defence launched to challenge the anti-nuclear protest movements such as CND. Families for Defence’s remit was to promote the NATO case for multilateral nuclear disarmament. In the course of doing so the purpose was to focus on the importance of a proper provision for the defence of the United Kingdom.
Major General Patrick Cordingley, our Chairman Our Keynote Topics

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DSF Dinner: What Are The Options For Afghanistan?
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...In Association with Afghan Democratic Peace And Prosperity Council

Presided over by Major General Patrick Cordingley , DSO
and Rt. Hon. Sir John Wheeler, JP. DL

Date: Wednesday, 1st December 2021.

SPEAKERS

Moderator:  BRIGADIER BEN BARRY, OBE, Fellow IISS

SPEAKERS :The Legitimate Members of the Afghan Parliament

MIR RAHMAN RAHMANI, MP
Speaker of the Afghan Parliament

HAJI AJMAL RAHMANI, MP
 Majority Whip, Co-Ordinating Policy Formation

HAIDER AFZALY, MP
Chairman of the Defence Commission and Leader of the effort to fight corruption and mismanagement

SHUKRIA BARAKZAI, former Ambassador to Norway , former MP and member of the Civil Society and Women Affairs Commission

NILOFAR JALALI KOOFI, MP Women’s Parliamentary Group Chair

MARTIN  RAHMANI,
Executive Director, Afghan Democratic Peace and Prosperity Council, USA

SIR WILLIAM PATEY, KCMG,  Chairman, TURQUOISE MOUNTAIN TRUST

Venue: ARMY AND NAVY CLUB, 36 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

Black tie.   7pm for 7.30pm.



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