21 May '12, 7pm

#NATOSummit sends strong message of commitment to #Afghanistan #Chicago2012

#NATOSummit sends strong message of commitment to #Afghanistan #Chicago2012

Agreeing a NATO Strategic Plan for Afghanistan, the Heads of State decided on a new NATO-led mission which will focus on training, advising and assisting Afghan forces after they have assumed full security responsibility across the country by the end of 2014. This decision was taken at the invitation of the Afghan Government. "Let me be clear: this will not be ISAF under a different name" said NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen after the meeting. "It will be a new mission, with a new role for NATO" he went on. The 50 nations that make up the ISAF coalition were joined by the President Karzai from Afghanistan, leaders from Russia, Japan, Pakistan, Central Asian states and key international community partners from the UN and the EU. The presence of these 60 leaders and senior officials demonstrated the strength and depth of international support for the stability ...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natolive/news_87601.htm

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