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President leaves for Brussels to attend key NATO summit

President leaves for Brussels to attend key NATO summit

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Jul 10, 2018 - 21:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has flown to Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to attend a NATOinfo-icon heads of states summit, an official said on Tuesday.

Deputy Presidential Spokesman Shah Hussain Murtazavi told reporters here the two-day NATO summit would discuss Afghanistaninfo-icon on Thursday.

“Afghanistan, cross border terrorism, support to the peace process and fight against criminal economic networks are on the agenda of the NATO heads of states summit,” he said.

On Wednesday, the Afghan president will meet some heads of friendly countries and on Thursday he would participate in the NATO summit.

A dedication session on Afghanistan is to be held on July 12 when allies will make decisions about the Resolute Support mission and financial support for Afghan security forces.

Shafiq Hamdam, a political analyst and former NATO advisor in Afghanistan, says the summit is not only important for the allies but also for Afghanistan.

All NATO allies, particularly the US, would reaffirm their commitments to financially supporting the Afghan national security forces until 2024, he said. Negotiations between the Afghan government and Taliban would also be discussed.

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