The new British coalition government planned no significant changes to its strategy in Afghanistan, the country's foreign secretary, William Hague, said during his visit to the impoverished state. Hague, along with British Defence Secretary Liam Fox and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, visited the country for talks with Afghan leadership, including president Hamid Karzai. "I think there is a strong measure of agreement between the governments about the way forward, and so Afghanistan will find in the new government in Britain a steady friend in helping to tackle the problems that we have suffered in this area of the world for too long," he said. Hague said that "some important changes" have already been made to the strategy recently, namely due to U.S. President Barack Obama's efforts and the London Conference chaired by Gordon Brown. "We want to give that strategy the time and support to succeed," Hague said. The U.K. is the second-largest troop contributor to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Opinion polls repeatedly indicated that Britons are getting increasingly tired over almost nine-year-long deployment of British troops in the Central Asian state. The U.K. coalition government, which came into power recently, pledged to urgently review the country's defense policy.