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Belgium: NATO allies to 'increase presence in Afghanistan' - Stoltenberg02:19

Belgium: NATO allies to 'increase presence in Afghanistan' - Stoltenberg

Belgium, Brussels
February 14, 2019 at 14:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said allies will continue to "fight terrorism in Afghanistan", while speaking at the closure of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Level of Defence Ministers, in Brussels on Thursday.

"The situation in Afghanistan remains difficult, but we also see ongoing peace process. Our Resolute Support Mission continues to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces, as they fight terrorism and create the conditions for peace," Stoltenberg said.

He continued to say that "some allies actually made a new announcement that they are ready to increase their presence in Afghanistan and several others also expressed that they are ready to stay there for a long time.

Belgium: NATO allies to 'increase presence in Afghanistan' - Stoltenberg02:19
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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said allies will continue to "fight terrorism in Afghanistan", while speaking at the closure of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the Level of Defence Ministers, in Brussels on Thursday.

"The situation in Afghanistan remains difficult, but we also see ongoing peace process. Our Resolute Support Mission continues to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces, as they fight terrorism and create the conditions for peace," Stoltenberg said.

He continued to say that "some allies actually made a new announcement that they are ready to increase their presence in Afghanistan and several others also expressed that they are ready to stay there for a long time.

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