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Stoltenberg assures NATO’s support to Afghanistan

 AT Monitoring Desk

KABUL: NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that as the alliance’s military presence is ending in Afghanistan, but NATO is opening a new chapter in the country and that its future support “will have three main pillars.”

He said this in a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris, the capital city of French on Friday.

According to a statement by NATO, the two leaders also discussed the fight against terrorism in Iraq, the Sahel region, and Afghanistan.

Stoltenberg said that “first, we plan to provide advice and capacity-building support to Afghan security institutions.” This will also include “continued financial support to the Afghan security forces,” he said.

Second, Stoltenberg said, NATO is “planning to provide military education and training outside Afghanistan, focusing on Special Operations Forces.”

And third, he said, they are “planning to fund the provision of services, including support for the functioning of Kabul airport.” 

He said that all this will enable NATO allies and the broader international community to continue to help the Afghan people and contribute to the peace efforts.”

This is as the US and NATO troops are about to leave Afghanistan by September after being military engaged for 20 years. However, the war on terror is still a failure and insecurity has been growing by passing each day. War has been intensified, especially after the US announced withdrawal deadline that somehow emboldened the insurgent groups to carry more deadly attacks around the country.

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