Warsaw summit 2016 kicks off in Poland
KABUL (Pajhwok): The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) 2016 summit has kicked off in Warsaw, the capital of Poland on Friday, in which the member states would discuss several issues concerned to the alliance, including its commitment to provide support to Afghan security forces until 2020.
The summit had special importance for Afghanistan as the member state of the alliance would renew its commitment to sustain Afghan security forces and institutions financially until 2020. NATO-Afghanistan Enduring Partnership provided a framework for wider political dialogue and practical cooperation.
The summit would be attended by 28-member states and 14 observers, according.
In the first day of the summit issues like security threats to member states, economy, refugee crisis and Syria would be discussed while Afghanistan would be discussed on the second day of the summit.
During the summit the member states would extend the period of training of Afghan security forces until the end of 2017 while the package of $15 billion would be approved for Afghanistan security needs most of the amount would be provided by the US, a reliable source at the NATO media office told Pajhwok Afghan News.
Earlier, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on the head of a high level delegation traveled to Poland to attend the summit.
President Ghani was expected to address the summit and inform the world leaders about Afghanistan’s position on various issues particularly the war on terrorism, according to a statement from Presidential Palace.
CEO Abdullah, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabani, National Security Advisor Hanif Atmar, Finance Minister Eklil Hakimi, Defence Minister Abdullah Habib, Counternarcotics Minister Salamat Azimi and other officials accompanied the president on this trip.
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