May 18, 2016 3:54:24 pm
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization alliance during the upcoming foreign ministerial in Brussels is expected to outline future support to Afghanistan.
“On 20 May 2016, our Foreign Ministers will meet with their Resolute Support partners and the Afghan Foreign Minister. We expect Ministers to outline our future support for Afghanistan, along three strands of activities, through our commitment to sustain the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions beyond 2016,” Khaama Press quoted NATO official as saying.
Asserting that the meeting will take place less than two months before the Warsaw Summit, the official said that the alliance expect to continue to support the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces, including through 2020 and to develop a long-term strong political partnership and practical cooperation with Afghanistan.
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The move comes as NATO and its partners had last Wednesday reaffirmed commitment to support financial sustainment of the Afghan National Security Forces at plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army Trust Fund Board.
NATO and Resolute Support Partner Foreign Ministers last December had agreed to work towards national decisions to be announced at, or prior to, the Warsaw Summit confirming financial commitments to support the Afghan security forces until 2020.
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