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NATO considers adjustment of troops levels in Afghanistan

NATO considers adjustment of troops levels in Afghanistan

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Jun 17, 2020 - 21:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): NATOinfo-icon Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said the alliance decided to adjust its troop’s presence in Afghanistaninfo-icon in support of peace process.

Addressing reporters after NATO Defence Ministers meeting, Stoltenberg said: “We also discussed NATO’s missions and operations, including in Afghanistan and Iraq. Allies reiterated their strong commitment to Afghanistan’s long-term security.”

This commitment was vital to ensuring the peace process continued to move forward. “To support the peace process we are adjusting our presence in Afghanistan,” he said.

“We will consider further adjustments in troop levels in close coordination with Allies,” he said.

Stoltenberg stressed the Talibaninfo-icon have to live up to their commitments, take part in intra-Afghan negotiations and make real compromises for lasting peace.

He added Both Afghanistan and Iraq have requested NATO assistance in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. And both have received aid from NATO Allies, including critical medical supplies.

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