|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.
|11 Dec. 2020 ||
NATO supports Afghan forces with hundreds of tons of pharmaceutical supplies
Between November and early December 2020, the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) has operated several chartered flights from NATO Allies and partners to Afghanistan, transporting hundreds of tons of pharmaceutical supplies to the Afghan national army and police. These consisted of pain relievers, vitamins, antibiotic pills and ointments, polio vaccine, hand sanitizer, IV fluids and other critical medicines. All of these supplies will help Afghan forces improve their standard of care and reduce the risk of harm and infection to service personnel. Additional flights are scheduled to be operated through the end of the year.
|09 Dec. 2020 ||
North Atlantic Council statement on the Afghanistan Peace Negotiations
|24 Nov. 2020 ||
NATO Secretary General addresses 2020 Afghanistan Conference
Today (24 November 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke virtually at the 2020 Afghanistan Donors’ Conference held in Geneva. “As part of the peace process, we have already significantly adjusted the NATO presence in Afghanistan, but the NATO mission will continue to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces,” the Secretary General said, stressing that “at the same time, we are committed to help fund them through 2024, and NATO Allies have already made pledges for next year.”
|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.
|19 Oct. 2020 ||
NATO Allies and partners reaffirm their commitment of financial support for sustainable Afghan security forces
Today (19 October 2020), NATO Allies and partners met at the plenary meeting of the Afghan National Army Trust Fund Board. They reviewed the implementation of their financial contributions in support to the Afghan security forces, discussed contributions for 2021 and reiterated their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan security forces through 2024.
|17 Sep. 2020 ||
US delivers four aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, as part of NATO continued support to the Afghan security forces
Today (17 September 2020), the United States, as a contributing nation to the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission, transferred four A-29 Super Tucano aircraft to the Afghan Air Force, during a ceremony in Kabul.
|12 Sep. 2020 ||
NATO welcomes the start of Afghan peace negotiations in Doha
Today (12 September 2020), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg spoke via video link at the opening ceremony of intra-Afghan negotiations held in Doha, under the chairmanship of the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “With the start of intra-Afghan negotiations, we are entering a new phase of the Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process,” the NATO Secretary General said. “Afghans want peace and so does the international community, which has supported Afghanistan on this long, hard road,” he added.
|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.