|14 Apr. 2021 ||
NATO Allies decide to start withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan
NATO Allies decided on Wednesday (14 April 2021) to start withdrawing forces from the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan by May 1, with plans to complete the drawdown of all troops within a few months.
|14 Apr. 2021 ||
North Atlantic Council Ministerial Statement on Afghanistan
|31 Mar. 2021 ||
Turkey continues its efforts for Afghanistan’s lasting security, through the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission
Kabul – On 30 March 2021, Turkish Brigadier General Selçuk Yurtsizoğlu assumed command of the NATO-led Train, Advise, Assist Command-Capital, receiving his flag from Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Brigadier General Yurtsizoğlu replaced Brigadier General Ahmet Yaşar Dener.
|26 Jan. 2021 ||
Italy continues its contribution to Afghanistan’s lasting security, through the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission
HERAT (Afghanistan) – On Jan. 26, 2021, Italian Army Brigadier General Alberto Vezzoli, Commander of the “Julia” Brigade and Multinational Land Force, officially handed over the command of Train, Advise, Assist Command-West (TAAC-W) at Camp Arena to Italian Army Brigadier General Beniamino Vergori, Commander of the “Folgore” Brigade. The ceremony was attended by the Italian Minister of Defence Hon. Lorenzo Guerini and presided over by Italian Army Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli, Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission. Many other distinguished civilian and military guests also attended, including the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan, Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo, and Italian Ambassador to Afghanistan Vittorio Sandalli.
|16 Dec. 2020 ||
Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli from Italy becomes the new Deputy Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan
Today (16 December 2020), Lieutenant General Nicola Zanelli of the Italian Army assumed the position of Deputy Commander of the NATO-led mission Resolute Support, which trains, advises and assists the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces. He took over from Lieutenant General Giles Hill of the British Army.
|21 Oct. 2020 ||
Afghan National Army prepares to take over key officer-training facility; celebrates links with NATO trainers
Kabul - Senior Afghan and NATO representatives attended a ceremony on Sunday 11th October marking the upcoming handover to the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF) of a key officer-training facility, another crucial milestone in their development towards full self-sufficiency and long-term institutional viability.
|10 Sep. 2020 ||
Afghan National Army Officers Academy graduates its 5000th officer
KABUL—Today (10 September 2020), the Afghan National Army Officer Academy graduated its 5000th officer. This represents a milestone for the academy as the Government of Afghanistan prepares to assume control from the current UK-led mentoring team, supported by the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.
|01 Jun. 2020 ||
Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo assumes the role of the new NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan
Today (1 June 2020), Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo of Italy takes up his role as the NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said: “Ambassador Pontecorvo brings a long-standing diplomatic experience, including on Afghanistan and the broad regional context. I look forward to working closely with him at this critical juncture for Afghanistan’s future.”
|29 Feb. 2020 ||
Statement by the North Atlantic Council on Afghanistan
NATO welcomes the announcement of significant first steps in pursuit of a peaceful settlement to the conflict in Afghanistan.
|29 Feb. 2020 ||
NATO Secretary General visits Afghanistan as country takes historic first step towards peace
Today (29 February 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg paid an official visit to Kabul.