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NATO summit kicks off in Brussels

NATO summit kicks off in Brussels

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Jul 11, 2018 - 16:11

BRUSSELS (Pajhwok): NATOinfo-icon heads of state summit with Afghanistaninfo-icon on its agenda has kicked off few minutes back in Brussels.

Heads of states and collation partners from 43 countries, including US President Donald Trump, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Markel, participate in the annual summit.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters ahead of the summit inauguration that the alliance will discuss NATO defence budget, the alliance defence capabilities, train and advice mission in Iraq, terrorism, fight against Daesh in Iraq and other issues.

He said in the second day of the summit NATO members will discuss situation in Afghanistan with their Afghan partners.

A special session on Afghanistan will discuss continued financial and military support to Afghan security forces, peace process and decision on the continuation of NATO Resolute Support (RS) mission.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah will represent Afghanistan in the summit and will hold separate meetings with heads of states on the sideline of the summit.

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