NATO: We continue to support the Afghan security forces
Reporter: Firdous Rasouli
The NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg phoned President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and reaffirmed the alliance’s support to Afghanistan.
Stoltenberg said in a Twitter post that the NATO allies and partners remain fully committed to supporting the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.
He said “Good to speak with President @ashrafghani of #Afghanistan today. #NATO Allies & partners remain fully committed to supporting Afghanistan with training and funding, helping to create the conditions for peace.
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.”
Furthermore, 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.”