Wed, Oct

Afghanistan Will Not Step Back: NATO Chief


stoltenberg-nato-secretary-generalNATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with TOLOnews said that the National Unity Government leaders are committed to turning Afghanistan into a developed, stable country and to bring reforms and fight corruption.

"Afghanistan and the resolute support mission is going to be one of the main topics we are going to address at the Warsaw summit in July where heads of states and government of the NATO countries are going to meet and I expect them to make new decisions, new commitments, regarding both the support to Afghanistan,

Resolute Support mission, the future of the mission," said Stoltenberg. In addition, Stoltenberg believes that independent media in Afghanistan is critical for the future of Afghanistan. "Strong, free, independent press is part of the new and modern Afghanistan we all strive for," Stoltenberg added.

He further added: "I discussed these challenges and also the preparations for the Warsaw summit with both President (Ashraf) Ghani and Chief Executive (Abdullah) Abdullah during my visit here in Kabul and I feel very confident that they are strongly committed to continue to pursue the part of reforms to modernize Afghanistan, to fight corruption and of course to work with NATO, allies and partners to fight the insurgents and to create lasting peace in Afghanistan." Stoltenberg said that Afghanistan is progressing and will never step back.