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NATO plans to expand its mission in Afghanistan
21:22, 30 April 2017
NATO plans to expand its mission in Afghanistan

By June, the Alliance may also decide to increase the deployment period for the mission forces

21:22, 30 April 2017

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance is considering the possibility of increasing the Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, a decision on this issue can be made by June of this year, AFP reports.

Stoltenberg in an interview with the Welt am Sonntag newspaper said that the organization can expand the mission, given the "tense" security situation in Afghanistan. By June, the alliance may also decide to increase the deployment period of the mission, which is currently one year.

The Secretary General also stressed that the organization intends to expand its efforts to combat international terrorism. In his words, in addition to the mission in Afghanistan and Iraq, the alliance "has potential for more." In particular, NATO can increase its cooperation in this area with Jordan and Tunisia, Stoltenberg said.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan was established on March 28, 2002. Since January 1, 2015, a new mission of NATO named Resolute Support has been located in this country.

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