The U.S. Military General Austin Scott Miller took over the command of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.

The former NATO and U.S. forces Commander Gen. John Nicholson handed over the command to Gen. Miller during a ceremony organized in Kabul today.

Speaking during the change of command ceremony in Resolute Support headquarters, Gen. Miller hailed the NATO and Afghan partners for their sacrifices in the past 17 years.

Gen. Miller emphasized on the need for a sustainable solution to end the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.

The Afghan Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak, National Security Adviser Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, and some other senior Afghan officials had also participated in the change of command ceremony.

Other high level dignitaries included the UNAMA Chief, Ambassadors, and the commander of the US Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel.

In his speech during the ceremony, Gen. Votel hailed Gen. Nicholson for his services and said NATO remains committed to eliminate the terrorist groups in Afghanistan.