KABUL - NATO will continue to stand with Afghans in the fight against terrorism and their struggle to build peace and reconciliation in their country, the secretary-general says.
The alliance stood in sympathy and solidarity with Afghanistan and paid tribute to the victims of recent terrorist attacks, Jens Stoltenberg said, denouncing the incidents as brutal.
“My thoughts are with the loved ones of the victims and with the wounded,” he said, adding the Afghan security forces were demonstrating resilience, keeping up the pressure on insurgents.
In a statement, he said NATO remained firmly committed to supporting the Afghan forces as they developed their skills and capabilities. “We are increasing the size of our Resolute Support training mission.”
At the same time, he stressed the need to redouble efforts to achieve peace and reconciliation through a process led and owned by Afghans. “A stable Afghanistan benefits us all, so we encourage all regional actors to play a constructive role.”
NATO will continue to stand with Afghans as they fight terrorism, and work to build peace and reconciliation. He added. (Pajhwok)