Sunday, December 6, 2015

NATO Ministerial Meeting on Afghanistan

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) held a two-day summit on the Resolute Support mission for Afghanistan in Brussels, Belgium on December 1-2, 2015. Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and other operational partners participated in the meeting which was focused on how allies and partners will continue to Train, Advise, and Assist the Afghan National Defense Security Forces (ANDSF) during 2016. In addition, mechanisms to finance the ANDSF were scrutinized.

NATO provided a press release at the conclusion of the meeting on December 1st where it stated that NATO Allies and Resolute Support operational partners have agreed to sustain the Resolute Support presence during 2016. In addition, NATO has agreed to continue providing financial support for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) until 2020.

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