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Situation in Afghanistan remains challenging: NATO chief

Situation in Afghanistan remains challenging: NATO chief

Oct 08, 2015 - 21:29

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): As the United States asked NATOinfo-icon allies on Thursday for flexibility in its exit plans from Afghanistaninfo-icon, the alliance acknowledged the situation in the war-torn country remained challenging.

US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said after talks in Brussels he had asked all of the NATO partners to remain flexible and to consider the possibility of making adjustments to a plan that was now two-and-a-half years old for the presence in Afghanistan. "A number of countries today indicated a willingness to change their plans and posture," he said.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the defence ministers discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan, including the situation in northern Kunduz province.

They also discussed the tragic loss of lives in the Doctors Without Borders hospital. “We underlined the importance of a full and thorough and transparent investigation. We need to have all the facts on the table,” he said.

The NATO chief said the security situation in Afghanistan remained challenging and Afghan security forces were leading security efforts across the country.

“And we continue to support them. We will further assess the security situation as we prepare to take decisions on the future of the Resolute Support Mission. Later this year, we will decide on the troop levels and where they will be based. This will be done on the basis of a detailed security assessment, which we expect in the coming weeks.”



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