We went into Afghanistan together. And when the time is right, we should leave together in a coordinated and orderly way – NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg
Secretary-General of NATO(North Atlantic Treaty Organisation), Jens Stoltenberg, on Tuesday said that the military organisation could pay a heavy price for leaving Afghanistan too early, after US President Donald Trump’s administration’s plan to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan.
“Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands. And ISIS could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq,” Stoltenberg said in a statement. “NATO Allies support the peace process in Afghanistan. As part of this process, we have already significantly adjusted our presence,” he added.
Stoltenberg mentioned that he is stressed that they will continue to review their troop levels in Afghanistan. “We now have under 12,000 NATO troops in Afghanistan, and more than half of these are non-US forces.”
The NATO mentioned that even with further US reductions, the organisation will continue its mission to train, advise, and assist the Afghan security forces. “We are also committed to funding them through 2024.”
“We went into Afghanistan together. And when the time is right, we should leave together in a coordinated and orderly way. I count on all NATO allies to live up to this commitment, for our own security,” Stoltenberg said.
A month ago, US President Donald Trump said in a Twitter post that he needed each of the 4,500 US troops in Afghanistan home by Christmas, yet top military and public security associates prompted against such an abrupt withdrawal.
The reports come as viciousness has altogether expanded in the nation regardless of harmony endeavors. Meanwhile, the peace arrangements in Doha have slowed down over differences on standard procedures for the discussions.