|16 Sep. 2021 ||
NATO Afghan evacuees begin journey to resettlement
Over 100 former NATO Afghan employees and family members began their journey to resettlement in the United Kingdom on Thursday (16 September 2021). With the support of NATO’s high-readiness Response Force, the Afghan evacuees departed temporary facilities in Kosovo for the United Kingdom on a chartered civilian airline flight from Pristina.
|08 Sep. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General: Taliban must make good on their commitments
Taking part in a virtual foreign ministerial meeting co-hosted by the US Secretary of State and the German Foreign Minister on Wednesday (8 September 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the Taliban must make good on their commitments on terrorism, human rights and safe passage for those who wish to leave Afghanistan.
|06 Sep. 2021 ||
NATO supports Afghan evacuees
The NATO Response Force (NRF) is supporting evacuation and relocation endeavours alongside Allies and the international community. "NATO is committed to evacuating NATO employees and their families, those people we served with in Afghanistan, to a safe and secure environment," said Major General Mead, Allied Joint Force Command Naples' Deputy Chief of Staff –Plans.
|30 Aug. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General attends virtual ministerial meeting on Afghanistan
In a virtual meeting of Foreign Ministers from the G7 (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, UK, US) together with Turkey, Qatar, and the European Union on Monday (30 August 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said the evacuation of over 100,000 people from Afghanistan was a historic operation executed under extreme duress. Thanking Allies and Qatar for their efforts, Mr Stoltenberg noted NATO’s role in coordinating evacuations and running Kabul airport operations, and emphasized the need to ensure safe passage for those who worked with NATO and those at risk who are still in Afghanistan.
|24 Aug. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General participates in G7 meeting on Afghanistan
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg took part in the virtual summit of the Group of Seven (G7) on Afghanistan on Tuesday (24 August 2021). He stressed the importance of keeping Kabul airport open in order to continue evacuations. Mr Stoltenberg said that several hundred NATO staff and contractors have been providing critical services, such as air traffic control, fuel supply, and communications at the airport. He added that NATO has also taken on a coordinating role to ensure that people can be evacuated as effectively as possible.
|20 Aug. 2021 ||
Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan
|17 Aug. 2021 ||
North Atlantic Council meets to discuss Afghanistan
The North Atlantic Council met on Tuesday (17 August 2021) to discuss the situation in Afghanistan. ''NATO’s focus right now is to ensure the safe departure of personnel from Allied and partner countries, and of the Afghans who have helped us,'' said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
|13 Aug. 2021 ||
NATO Secretary General statement on Afghanistan
NATO Allies met in the North Atlantic Council today to consult on the situation in Afghanistan. We continue to assess the developments on the ground, and we are in constant contact with the Afghan authorities and the rest of the international community.
|03 Aug. 2021 ||
NATO donates over US$70 million in supplies, equipment to Afghan National Defence and Security Forces so far in 2021
NATO is stepping up deliveries of military equipment to Afghanistan as the Alliance withdraws its forces from the country. So far this year, NATO has donated roughly US$72 million worth of supplies and equipment to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces, ranging from medical supplies to high-tech combat simulators, hospital X-ray machines, and specialist equipment to defuse bombs. The latest delivery arrived on Monday (2 August 2021).
|16 Jul. 2021 ||
NATO Defence Education Enhancement Programme continues its long-standing contribution to the sustainment of Afghan defence and security institutions
For more than a decade, through its Defence Education Enhancement Programme, NATO has supported the development and sustainment of Afghan national defence and security military education system. This programme is articulated through three intertwined pillars: curriculum development, faculty development and institutional assistance.