The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Sir Nicholas Kay has said the alliance will not leave Afghanistan until the job is done.
He made the remarks during a security shura (council) meeting in south-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan.
He said “We are not leaving. We are not leaving until the job is done. If the Taliban think they can just wait us out, then they have miscalculated.”
Senior Afghan and U.S. defense and security officials including acting minister of defense Asadullah Khalid, NATO commander Gen. Scott Miller and deputy interior minister for security Gen. Khoshal Sadat also participated in the meeting.
Ambassador Kay reaffirmed NATO’s continued support amid ongoing efforts to find a negotiated political settlement to end the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.
Qatar and Germany co-hosted an intra-Afghan dialogue in Doha on Sunday and Monday regarding Afghan peace process.
A delegation of over 60 Afghan political figures and officials participated in the conference to discuss peace in Afghanistan.