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NATO summit in 2014 to focus on Afghanistan, says Obama

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Obama-NATO-Summit_Horo-635x357U.S president Barack Obama on Friday said that a summit will be organized next year to put final touches on the end of combat operations in Afghanistan.

Obama met with NATO secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen who visited Washington to discuss NATO mission in Afghanistan and other security related issues.

“What we agreed to is that in order for us to facilitate this entire process, it would be appropriate for us to have another NATO summit next year,” Obama said.

In the meantime NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen vowed that NATO will continue to “train, advise and assist” Afghanistan on its democratic transition.

Rasmussen also emphasized that the Afghans will not stand alone and the goal is an Afghanistan that can stand on its own feet.

The summit will also focus on post-2014 assistance to Afghanistan.

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