Foreign minister’s memorial
Radoslaw Sikorski, Poland’s Foreign minister, is in Afghanistan agreeing aid deals with Hamid Karzai’s government. He also unveiled a plaque in honour of his friend, Andy Skrzypkowiak, a British war correspondent who was killed in 1987. Back then Sikorski was himself a war correspondent,
‘I have the feeling I’m paying off a debt to my friend. We met before I left for Afghanistan. Andy gave me several contacts with the Afghan resistance movement and in 1987 we both set out on long jouneys through the occupied country. I went to Herat, he travelled to Panshir. I came back. He didn’t.’ link
UPDATE: Frontline club member Dominic Medley sends through some pictures taken by the Polish Defence Attache from the unveiling ceremony in Afghanistan. Thanks Dominic.