Stoltenberg reaffirmed NATO’s support amid withdrawal, raged violence

Brussels (HRNW) Jens Stoltenberg, NATO’s Secretary-General and Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas on Tuesday met and discussed several issues including the withdrawal of international troops and the US military from Afghanistan.

During the meeting, Stoltenberg said, “the drawdown of our troops continues in an orderly and coordinated way. At the same time, NATO remains committed to our partnership with Afghanistan. And we will continue to help the Afghan people and contribute to the peace efforts”.

The NATO Secretary-General reaffirmed continuous support, training, and funding of the Afghan National Defense and Security forces.

Kallas in her turn said that Estonia has deployed more than 100 servicemen to different global operations including Afghanistan, she added, her country will remain committed to maintaining 2 percent GDP for defense spending.

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