“Commitment to its mission in Afghanistan to ensure that the country does not become a safe haven for international terrorists once again,” Stoltenberg said while speaking to journalists gathered for NATO’s defense ministerial this week.
Stoltenberg said, Daesh is present in Afghanistan and NATO supports the resumption of peace talks, provided that the Taliban makes “real compromises.”
Over the last year, the US reduced the number of American soldiers in Afghanistan by 2,000, Gen. Scott Miller, commander of US and NATO forces revealed on Monday.
“We saw some ups and downs in troop levels, but the US and NATO are still committed to Afghanistan,” Stoltenberg confirmed.
Stoltenberg also made his comment on the recent Afghan presidential election and ongoing results-tallying. He said that the “Afghan election needs transparency and credibility because we need fair elections,” and there is a need for “the election bodies to do their work.”
NATO Defense Ministers will meet in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to address key issues for the alliance and to discuss Afghanistan’s mission.
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