Afghanistan and NATO welcomes US president decision on troops stay
KABUL (Pajhwok): Afghanistan welcomed US President announcement that 8,400 American troops would remain in Afghanistan till the end of his administration in January 2017 as against 5,500 decided earlier.
Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani welcomed the extension of fewer than 10,000 troops in the war-torn country. According to the Presidential Palace the role of US troops in fight against terrorism in Afghanistan was vital as both countries were reliable global partners in fight against terrorism.
NATO also wecomes US President Obama decission. I welcome BarackObama's announcement on troop levels in Afghanistan. A strong signal of our continued commitment. said Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General
Earlier the US president decided that troops level in Afghanistan would be reduced to 5,500 till the end of ongoing year but after the observation of current security situation in Afghanistan only 1,500 US soldiers would leave Afghanistan.
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