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NATO Reaffirms Support to Afghanistan

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Sunday September 15, 2019
Kabul (BNA) The NATO secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has phoned President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and reaffirmed the alliance’s support to Afghanistan. In a tweet, the NATO Secretary General said that allies and partners remain fully committed to support the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). “Good to speak with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan today. NATO Allies & partners remain fully committed to supporting Afghanistan with training and funding, helping to create the conditions for peace, he tweeted yesterday.
The NATO Secretary General renewed the commitment of the alliance days after he made reaffirmed continued support to the Afghan security forces. In his speech in the September 11 Commemoration ceremony at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Stoltenberg said “Soon after 9/11, Allies deployed to Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of troops, from Europe, Canada and beyond, have served shoulder-to-shoulder with US troops.” Stoltenberg said “Many have paid the ultimate price. And many more have been seriously wounded. We remember them. And we must make sure that their sacrifice was not in vain.” He also added that the fight against terrorism is a global, generational fight, emphasizing that “We remain committed to Afghanistan.”

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