24 Dec '14, 11am

A new chapter in Afghan-NATO ties - Op-ed by NATO SG @jensstoltenberg for Pajhwok Afghan News

A new chapter in Afghan-NATO ties - Op-ed by NATO SG @jensstoltenberg for Pajhwok Afghan News

As we complete the international combat mission at the end of 2014, we open a new chapter in the relationship between NATO and Afghanistan. The security of Afghanistan will be fully in the hands of the country’s 350,000 Afghan soldiers and police. But NATO Allies, together with many partner nations, will remain to train, advise and assist them. We are not walking away. This transition is what NATO and Afghan leaders agreed together. It has been made possible by the courage and capability of the Afghan National Security Forces, and by the dedication of the international forces who helped train them over the past years. In the recent weeks, we have seen horrendous attacks in Kabul, Paktika and other parts of Afghanistan, which killed many Afghan civilians, including children. Brave Afghan soldiers and police lost their lives to keep their country secure. We condemn these inh...

Full article: http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/opinions_116345.htm

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