NATO ministers to discuss Afghan mission
KABUL (PAN): Defence Ministers of NATO and International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) nations would meet in Brussels next week to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, an alliance official said on Saturday.
Afghanistan’s Minister of Defence Gen. Bismillah Mohammadi and representatives from the United Nations and the European Union will also attend the two-day meeting on Tuesday and on Wednesday.
NATO’s senior civilian representative (SCR) in Afghanistan and the ISAF commander would brief the ministers, who will discuss issues, including transition, the ISAF campaign in Afghanistan and the future Resolute Support mission.
SCR spokesman Dominic Medley told Pajhwok Afghan News the ministers would discuss the significant milestone due soon, when the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) would take the lead for security across the country.
“At the same time, ISAF’s main effort will shift from combat to support. By the end of 2014, Afghan forces will be fully responsible for security in their country and NATO’s commitment to support them continues,” he said.
Apart from discussions on Afghanistan, Medley added, many other topics of interest to the alliance would figure during two days meeting.
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