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Future support for Afghanistan on agenda: NATO chief

Future support for Afghanistan on agenda: NATO chief

May 18, 2016 - 17:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): NATOinfo-icon secretary general Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the alliance foreign ministers due to meet on Thursday and Friday in Brussels would also discuss future support for Afghanistaninfo-icon.

In his pre-ministerial press briefing, Stoltenberg said the foreign ministers would discuss plans for the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan and continued financial support for the Afghan security forces.

“Our ministerial meeting will begin exactly fifty days before we meet at our Summit in Warsaw,” he said. He said the decisions to be taken at the foreign ministerial meeting would help pave the way to the Warsaw summit.

He said the allies and partners would take necessary decisions to protect their citizens at home and to project stability beyond their borders at the Warsaw summit.

He said the foreign ministers would address several issues high on the agenda and which were important for their security.

He said on Thursday they would welcome Prime Minister Milo Djukanovic to sign the Accession Protocol.

Following that ceremony, he said, Montenegro would as of tomorrow participate in all NATO meetings as an observer, or “Invitee”.

On Friday, Stoltenberg said the meeting would focus on projecting stability in their wider neighbourhood.  “This means helping our partners strengthen their own forces, and secure their own countries.”

He said they would discuss what more NATO could do to support Iraq, saying they were already training several hundred Iraqi officers in Jordan.



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