NATO Civilian Representative: 2019 will be a year of peace for Afghanistan
Reporter: Shershah Nawabi
“Sir Nicholas Kay, the newly appointed Senior Civilian Representative of NATO in Afghanistan, has said: “I am really looking forward to getting back to Kabul and to playing a really active and strong role in support of the Afghan search for peace. Afghan people are hoping that 2019 will be the year of peace and NATO will be doing all it can to support efforts to bring peace to Afghanistan.”
“Working closely with NATO-led Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions.” Sir Nicholas will advise the North Atlantic Council on the alliance’s efforts in Afghanistan and relations with Afghan partners. He will liaise with senior members of the Afghan government, as well as with Afghan officials and members of parliament. According to the web story released by NATO Senior Representative office: “he will also coordinate with representatives of the international community and engage with representatives of Afghan civil society and international non-governmental organizations.”
Previously, Sir Nicholas served for more than a year as the United Kingdom’s Ambassador in Kabul. He brings extensive experience on Afghanistan and the South Asia region, having also worked as UK Regional Coordinator for Southern Afghanistan in Helmand province in 2006–2007 and as Head of the Pakistan and Afghanistan Section in the South Asian Department of the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office in 1995–1997.