30 Sep '14, 11am

#NATO welcomes signing of security agreements with #Afghanistan

I welcome the signature of the Bilateral Security Agreement between the United States and Afghanistan and of the Status of Forces Agreement between NATO and Afghanistan. The conclusion of these agreements opens a new chapter for cooperation between NATO, our partners, and the Afghan National Security Forces. As the ISAF mission is completed at the end of this year, the NATO Status of Forces Agreement provides the legal basis for our new mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces. The signing of today’s agreements means that this new NATO-led mission, called Resolute Support, can start on 1 January 2015, as planned. NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Ambassador Maurits R. Jochems signing the Status of Forces Agreement on behalf of NATO Moreover, we remain committed to help finance the Afghan security forces through 2017, to help Afghanis...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/news_113393.htm

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