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5 Dec. 2018

UK Ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay appointed as new NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced on Wednesday (5 December 2018) that he has appointed Sir Nicholas Kay of the United Kingdom as the next NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. Mr. Stoltenberg made the announcement following a meeting of Foreign Ministers on the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission.

19 Jul. 2018

Afghan army captures IED maker, prevents attack on school, voting centre

CAMP DAHLKE, Afghanistan – The Afghan National Army’s 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps captured five improvised explosive device (IED) makers and a cache of bomb-making, in Logar Province, June 13. (Story courtesy of Resolute Support Mission Afghanistan)

29 May. 2018

Financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces key to lasting security in Afghanistan

NATO Allies and partners are staying the course in their support to the financial sustainment of the Afghan security forces. At the yearly plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army (ANA) Trust Fund Board, held today (Tuesday, 29 May 2018) at NATO Headquarters, they reviewed – together with representatives of the donor community – the Trust Fund management arrangements and implementation.

27 Apr. 2018

Statement by Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan

10 Aug. 2017

NATO Commander pays tribute to Afghanistan’s team heading to the Invictus Games

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

NATO builds on its support for Afghanistan

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

ISAF flag returns to NATO Headquarters from Kabul, as NATO commitment to Afghanistan endures

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

NATO Secretary General's statement on a new chapter in Afghanistan

At the end of this year, we complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and open a new chapter in our relationship with Afghanistan.

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