|10 Aug. 2017||
A torch lighting ceremony has been held in Kabul to honour Afghanistan’s team due to participate in the Invictus Games in Toronto (23 – 30 September 2017). The team of seven will compete with injured military personnel from around the world. The commander of NATO’s Resolute Support Mission, General John W. Nicholson, said the team of Afghans “represent a better future.”
|29 Jun. 2017||
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg confirmed on Thursday (29 June 2017) that NATO will increase its support for the Afghan security forces. NATO’s Resolute Support Mission helps train, assist and advise the Afghans to make their country more secure, and ensure it never again becomes a safe haven for international terrorists. The Secretary General said NATO was reconfirming its “enduring commitment to Afghanistan.”
|2 May. 2017||
NATO and partners firmly committed to continue supporting the financial sustainment of the Afghan Security Forces
NATO Allies and partners, together with representatives of the donors’ community, reaffirmed their long-term commitment to continue supporting the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces, at the plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund Board, today (Tuesday, 2 May 2017). Participants discussed the Trust Fund’s achievements in 2016 and 2017, the plans for 2018, the coordination with the donor community in Afghanistan, and the implementation of auditing arrangements. They also discussed the ongoing coordination in Afghanistan between the Afghan authorities and the various funding streams, including the Afghan National Army Trust Fund itself, the Law and Order Trust Fund for the Afghan Police (administered by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP), the budgetary contributions of the Afghan Government, the bilateral contributions provided, especially the bilateral Afghan Security Forces Fund of the United States, and possible additional adaptations of the ANA Trust Fund aimed at improving joint training and interoperability of the Afghan security forces in key areas, such as medical support, explosive ordnance disposal, and counter-IEDs, amongst others.
|12 Sep. 2015||
NATO Chiefs of Defence discuss the way ahead with the Readiness Action Plan and NATO’s future posture
During the 2015 NATO Military Committee Conference, the 28 Allied Chiefs of Defence took stock of the implementation of the Readiness Action Plan (RAP) and agreed that the conditions are set for the RAP to be delivered in time for the Warsaw Summit next year. “The Chiefs of Defence also stressed the need to ensure that NATO forces and equipment can move rapidly across the Alliance, as NATO’s greatest responsibility is to protect and defend our Allies – the 28 Member States – against any threat”, General Petr Pavel, Chairman of the NATO Military Committee said at the MC Conference in Istanbul, Turkey.
|15 Jan. 2015||
The flag of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission has been brought back from Kabul (Afghanistan) to NATO headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), on Thursday (15 January 2015).
|28 Dec. 2014||
At the end of this year, we complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and open a new chapter in our relationship with Afghanistan.
|28 Dec. 2014||
KABUL, Afghanistan – Thirteen years after its creation through the signing of the Bonn Agreement in Germany, the International Security Assistance Force concluded operations in an event today transitioning to the new, NATO-led Resolute Support mission.
|17 Dec. 2014||
The North Atlantic Council met for the last time in the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) format today (17 December). “For well over a decade, our nations stood shoulder to shoulder in the largest coalition for peace and stability in history. This has been a challenging mission, in many respects. Militarily. Politically. Economically,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said. “But we have met these challenges. Together, we have done what we set out to do. With a clear United Nations mandate, we have denied safe haven to international terrorists. We have made Afghanistan stronger. And we have made our own nations safer”, Mr. Stoltenberg added. “Challenges still remain. But today, Afghanistan is more stable and prosperous than ever”.
|2 Dec. 2014||
Foreign Ministers of NATO and fourteen partner countries decided on Tuesday (2 December 2014) to launch mission Resolute Support as of 1 January 2015 opening a new chapter of cooperation between the Alliance and Afghanistan. The new NATO-led mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces will “ensure that we continue to build on the gains we have made in Afghanistan”, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
|27 Nov. 2014||
Statement by the Secretary General on the Ratification by the Afghan Parliament of Security Agreements with NATO and the United States
I welcome the ratification, by an overwhelming majority in the Afghan Parliament, of the Status of Forces Agreement between Afghanistan and NATO and the Bilateral Security Agreement between Afghanistan and the United States. The Alliance now has the legal basis needed to move forward with our non-combat mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Security Forces from 1 January, as we agreed with the Afghan authorities.