Kabul-Afghanistan (PMG):

Reporter: Imran Khurasani

At the start of the NATO defense ministerial Summit, the Afghan Ministry of Defense has announced that Afghanistan is at the core of NATO member’s discussion and they will discuss the current situation in Afghanistan and the region. Deputy Defense Ministry spokesman Fawad Aman has said in a telephone conversation with Pasbanan Media Group News Agency: “The NATO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Brussels has been held, and tomorrow, Afghanistan will be at the top NATO Allies debate. NATO member nations will once again pledge their support and will be committed to Afghan security and defense forces and will discuss the security situation in the region and Afghanistan, along with this, Assad Allah Khalid, the national defense minister, is scheduled to speak tomorrow about NATO’s commitments to Afghan forces and he will also attend the meeting.”

The Deputy spokesman for the National Defense Ministry is optimistic about NATO commitment to Afghan forces in a time that earlier NATO Secretary-General had said at a press conference that the agency would continue their financial support to Afghan security forces by 2024. Jens Stoltenberg also added that continuing NATO assistance to the Afghan security and defense forces means that the Taliban must understand they will never win the battlefield using a military option. Mr. Stoltenberg also expressed his optimism that the Afghan peace process is on the verge of a final decision after the US government has agreed with the Taliban NATO will decided about its military presence in the country.

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