The drawdown of NATO troops is not the end to its partnership with Afghanistan, chief of the alliance said Thursday.
Jens Stoltenberg said that the drawdown of troops is opening up a new chapter and “we are now looking into how we can continue to provide support.”
“We are looking into ways to provide financial support, help with training and also support the international community in Afghanistan,” Stoltenberg said after arriving at the European Council.
Stoltenberg said that the drawdown of troops is underway and warned that any attack on them will be met with a forceful response.
He said that NATO has strongly supported the peace process, and a “negotiated peaceful solution to the conflict in Afghanistan is the best way to maintain the achievements we have made together, over the last decades.”