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NATO agreed to help enhance the Afghan Air Force capabilities: Stanikzai

By Khaama Press - Thu Jun 25 2015, 7:57 pm

Meetings of the Defence Ministers at NATO Headquarters in Brussels - Bilateral meeting between NATO Secretary General and the Acting Minister of Defence of AfghanistanThe acting Afghan defense minister Masoom Stanikzai said the Afghan delegation received a positive feedback regarding the proposals of the Afghan government shared during the NATO defense ministerial on Thursday.

Speaking during a press conference following the conclusion of the meeting, Stanikzai said the Afghan delegation shared proposals on four main areas, including long term to the Afghan national security forces, specifically the Air Force.

He said the NATO defense ministers assured to assist Afghanistan to enhance the capabilities of the Afghan Air Force.

Stanikzai further added that the other areas of discussions included flexibility in financial aid to the Afghan national security forces, alignment of the financial support to Afghan security forces until 2017, and alignment of financial support to the Afghan forces until 2020.

He also added that the NATO defense ministers reaffirmed the alliance’s long term support to Afghanistan in a bid to bring peace and stability in the country.

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