NATO announces formal termination of its military program in Afghanistan
Brussels: NATO has announced the formal end of its military program in Afghanistan.
“We are ending our military mission in Afghanistan, but we are the Afghan people and the Afghan people,” said NATO Secretary General Jan Stoltenberg in response to a question about Afghanistan in a “doorstep statement” at NATO headquarters in Brussels, according to media reports We will continue to support the security forces, we will do this through our civilian presence there separately.
“We will continue to support, advise and financially support the Afghan forces as promised by all allies, but we are also considering how to do so,” he said. Should the Afghan army be trained abroad? Stoltenberg said NATO was working to keep key infrastructure, including Kabul Airport, operational, and that NATO was in talks with the United States, Turkey and others. , Because it is necessary for the diplomatic presence of the international community and the delivery of international aid.
On this occasion, the NATO Secretary General assured that we have been in Afghanistan for the last twenty years but we did not come there to stay permanently.
Earlier, Turkey offered to help the United States bring stability to Afghanistan, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying that Turkey was the only reliable NATO member state there after the withdrawal of US and coalition forces from Afghanistan. The agreement will be discussed with President Biden on the sidelines of the NATO conference today.
It may be recalled that NATO withdrew from its mission in Afghanistan in April this year after US President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw US troops.