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    NATO to Keep Presence in Afghanistan, Continue Support for National Forces

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    NATO will continue its Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan, the military bloc's chief Jens Stoltenberg said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — NATO will continue its support mission to Afghanistan and is committed to supporting the country's national security forces, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday.

    "On Afghanistan, what we have decided is that we will continue our Resolute Support Mission… We will continue in Afghanistan and also with a regional presence. We will continue to advice and train and assist Afghan national forces because we are very much committed to continue to support Afghans," Stoltenberg said.

    The alliance will maintain a flexible regional approach, maintaining presence in the capital of Kabul and other regions of the country, he added, noting that the specific number of NATO mission participants for 2017 will be determined later this year.

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