Stoltenberg Stressed The Importance of NATO’s Training Mission in Afghanistan

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has stressed the importance of NATO’s training mission in Afghanistan.

“We train and advise Afghan security forces. To help them fight terrorism and to ensure that ISIS does not gain the foothold in Afghanistan that they lost in Iraq and in Syria,” he said.

Stoltenberg participated in a meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS in Washington, D.
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C. on Thursday.

Chaired by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the meeting was convened to address the Coalition’s next steps following the death of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi, as well as recent developments in northeast Syria.

Stoltenberg stressed that all Allies agree on the need to safeguard the gains made by the Coalition and support UN-led efforts to achieve a sustainable political solution in Syria.

He further pointed to NATO’s training missions in Iraq and Afghanistan as important contributions in the fight against international terrorism.

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