NATO leaders on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to continue to support Afghan forces after withdrawal of their troops from the country.
“We are ending the Resolute Support Mission. But we will continue to provide support to Afghans in at least four ways,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a press conference after the summit.
He said that NATO will fund Afghan security forces, organize out-of-country training especially for Special Operations Forces, maintain civilian presence to provide advice and capacity building and
He also said that NATO will work hard to maintain critical infrastructure such as airport to “enable both the presence of NATO, as the civilian presence of NATO, but also of course, presence of the broader international community, and diplomatic presence, but also of course the development aid community.”
Turkey has offered to help secure Kabul airport after foreign troop pullout.
In a statement, NATO leaders agreed to maintain funding for Kabul airport after troop pullout.