Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Monday, April 22nd, 2019

NATO Says Closely Coordinating with Khalilzad

NATO Says Closely Coordinating with Khalilzad

KABUL - NATO foreign ministers, who are due to meet in Washington DC this week, will also discuss the alliance’s role in the fight against terrorism and US efforts to reach a political settlement in Afghanistan.
The allies are meeting in the US to mark the seventieth anniversary of the military alliance.
In a press conference on Monday, NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg previewed the meeting, announcing that NATO’s relations with Russia, NATO’s role in the fight against terrorism and burden sharing will be high on the agenda.
In response to an email from Pajhwok, the NATO Resolute Support Mission media office in Kabul in a statement said US special envoy for reconciliation in Afghanistan, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad held consultations with the allies in Brussels just last week for the fourth time.
It said NATO Resolute Support Mission commander and NATO's Senior Civilian Representative in Kabul were closely coordinating with Ambassador Khalilzad.
“We are in Afghanistan together and we will take any decisions on our future presence together,” the statement read.
Earlier in the day, Khalilzad arrived in Kabul and met with Afghan officials as part of his multinational trip to facilitate intra-Afghan peace talks.
The RS statement said the allies also stood together in the fight against ISIS and had made major progress, freeing millions from oppression.

“This terrorist group (Daesh) no longer holds any territory. But we are not complacent. We are now doing more training inin Iraq to help ensure that ISIS can never return.” (Pajhwok)