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Fighting Corruption Condition for NATO’s Support in Afghanistan: Stoltenberg

(Last Updated On: June 6, 2017)

NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg says implementation of reforms, having reliable security institutions and fighting corruption are conditions for continuation of the alliance support in Afghanistan.

As the U.S. and NATO consider more troops to Afghanistan, the head of alliance stressed any additional support will come with strengths.

“It is condition based operation and what we want in return is to implement reforms and to build reliable security institutions and also fight corruption,” said Stoltenberg as reported by Al Jazeera.

Speaking to CBS News, Stoltenberg said the alliance is there in Afghanistan to protect and prevent the country for becoming safe haven for international terrorists.

 “Our biggest military operation ever, our presence in Afghanistan is about fighting terrorism and preventing Afghanistan from once again becoming a safe haven for international terrorists.”

He also said that NATO is stepping up efforts in fight against ISIL.

“We are in Afghanistan as direct response to terrorist attack against the United States in 09/11/2001. What we decided at the meeting last week was to step up our efforts by joining the global coalition to fight ISIL.” 

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