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More Afghans who worked with NATO being resettled in Allied countries

On Tuesday (12 October 2021), seven Afghan citizens arrived in Luxembourg to start a new life. Earlier that day, they left the temporary facilities in Kosovo, where they had been accommodated since their evacuation from Kabul in August and where troops from the NATO Response Force had been helping with housing, care and support, including through individual and family living headquarters, dining facilities, medical and dental centres, meeting rooms, recreation areas for adults and children, and religious accommodations.
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Allies continue their joint efforts to resettle Afghans who worked with NATO

80 former NATO Afghan employees and their family members are now being resettled in Norway. They departed temporary facilities in Kosovo on a charted civilian airline flight from Pristina to Norway on Tuesday (05 October 2021). Troops of NATO's high-readiness Response Force have been helping to provide care and support, including through individual and family living quarters, dining facilities, medical and dental centres, meeting rooms, recreation areas for adults and children, and religious accommodations.
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NATO Secretary General takes part in German event on the initial evaluation of efforts in Afghanistan

Today (06 October 2021), NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg addressed virtually a high level event organized by Germany's Minister of Defence, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on the initial assessment of NATO's twenty years efforts in Afghanistan.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Statement by NATO Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan

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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.

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