During the meeting in Brussels over the next two days, the NATO foreign ministers will discuss key security challenges.
Jens Stoltenberg, the NATO secretary general who was briefing reporters ahead of the meeting said that the meeting will not focus on Afghanistan today, but the ministerial will close with a meeting on Afghanistan and our Resolute Support mission on Wednesday.
NATO foreign ministers will meet with Salahuddin Rabbani, the Afghan foreign minister tomorrow to reaffirm their commitment to support Afghan authorities’ efforts to ensure the country’s stability and to review reforms.
“The ministerial will close with a meeting on Afghanistan and our Resolute Support mission. We will reconfirm our strong commitment to Afghanistan’s security and we will get an update on the government’s reform agenda, which is essential for Afghanistan’s long-term stability and prosperity,” Stoltenberg concluded during his briefing.
Today, ministers will endorse over 40 proposals to deepen NATO’s cooperation with the EU in seven key areas. They will also discuss NATO’s efforts to project stability beyond its borders, including the Alliance’s support for the Western Balkhans.