At the official ceremony of handing in the mandate, Nicholson pointed out that the coalition’s goal in Afghanistan was to support people of the country.
"Peace in #Afghanistan is in everyone’s best interest. It not only ends the suffering of the Afghan people — peace in Afghanistan makes the entire world safer," Nicholson said, as quoted by the Resolute Support mission.
Nicholson called on the Taliban* Islamist group to join the peace process. The former head of the US Forces-Afghanistan also thanked the National Unity Government’s officials, military personnel and leaders for their support.
The mission has congratulated US General Austin Scott Miller on Twitter.
The @NATO-led Resolute Support mission and @USFOR_A welcomes U.S. Army Gen. Austin Scott Miller who assumed command today from outgoing commander U.S. Army Gen. John W. Nicholson in Kabul, #Afghanistan.— Resolute Support (@ResoluteSupport) September 2, 2018
The Resolute Support mission comprises over 13,000 servicemen, who are providing training and advice to the Afghan security personnel in their fight against terrorism and militant insurgency, particularly the Taliban group. The mission was launched in 2015.
*Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia