NATO and Afghanistan ready to open new chapter

ISAF has achieved what it set out to do and NATO is now ready to open a new chapter in its relationship with Afghanistan, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said today [Thursday, 6 November] in Kabul, after meeting President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul.

“We have made our nations safer by pursuing the international terrorists who used Afghanistan as a safe haven to launch horrific attacks. And we have made Afghanistan stronger by helping to build capable national security forces” the Secretary General said at a joint press conference with President Ghani. “Next year, we will open a new chapter. The future of Afghanistan will be in Afghan hands. But our support will continue.”