Sunday, July 02, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Ministry of Defense (MoD) appreciated NATO’s continued support to Afghanistan and training of ANDSF. During the NATO’s Defense Ministers meeting on 29 June, 2017, 39 NATO member and allied countries reiterated their continued support to ANSDF to ensure security in the country.
Major General Dawlat Waziri, Spokesperson for MoD speaking in a press event at GMIC on Saturday, 01 July, 2017 said: “NATO’s commitment to continue its support to Afghanistan and our security forces is very important for implementing MoD’s four years security roadmap.” “Based on this roadmap, the ANDCOP and border police forces will be merged with MoD” Said MG Waziri. He continued that based on this plan, the size of the Afghan Commando Forces will be doubled and upgraded to a Corp level. He also said that the Afghan Air Forces will be equipped and reinforced. He stressed that we need NATO’s help to train and equip the ANDF in order to implement this roadmap, and NATO’s recent commitment to send thousands of new troops to Afghanistan will help us in this regard. Tariq Shah Bahrami, Acting Minister of Defense also participated at the NATO’s Defense Ministers Meeting.