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NATO launches the Resolute Support training and assistance mission in Afghanistan in 2015

05.03.2015

At the joint meeting in Brussels of NATO, partner countries and Afghanistan, the Alliance confirmed that the ISAF operation will be completed on 31 December 2014. The more than a decade long ISAF operation has been the longest and largest combat operation in NATO’s history.

After the completion of the ISAF operation, NATO will launch the Resolute Support training mission to support Afghanistan in cooperation with partners from 1 January 2015. “NATO’s follow-on mission in Afghanistan helps ensure the success that Afghanistan has achieved during the last decade with the support of the international community. Our objective is to continue ensuring Afghanistan’s stable, democratic and united future,” said Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, who participated in the meeting.

According to the Foreign Minister, Estonia continues to support Afghanistan. “Estonia’s active servicemen will take part in the Resolute Support mission. We will also support Afghanistan’s security forces with 1.5 million USA dollars in the next three years. Afghanistan is one of Estonia’s development cooperation priority countries,” Pentus-Rosimannus confirmed.

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah who were sworn in in September participated at the meeting with NATO foreign ministers for the first time. The joint statement adopted confirmed NATO’s and partner countries’ continued and long-term support to ensure Afghanistan’s security.

Additional information:
Marko Koplimaa
Permanent Representation to NATO
+32 47 29 50 510
marko.koplimaa@mfa.ee 


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