NATO welcomes Georgia’s participation in security provision after the ISAF mission
Georgia, Tbilisi, 22 Feb. / Trend N.Kirtskhalia /
A joint meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Defence Ministers session with non-NATO member countries involved in the ISAF operation was held at NATO headquarters.
The meeting of the defense ministers discussed ways of bringing stability to Afghanistan and the future plans, the Ministry of Defence of Georgia told Trend on Friday. The meeting was opened by NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
"The transfer process is going well. Afghan National Security Forces have been adequately prepared and already conduct 80 percent of operations," the secretary general said.
According to him, in 2014, the alliance will continue to assist the Afghan security forces through advice and training.
It should be noted that along with members of the alliance, non-NATO member countries will also participate in this process.
"We are pleased that our partners have also expressed their desire to cooperate, and together we will determine the future plans," Rasmussen said.
Recall that Georgia has also expressed such a desire.
Georgian Defense Minister Irakli Alasania suggested Afghan forces to use the country's experience in the field of military education.
Alasania briefed the participants on Georgia's position on provision of security following completion of the ISAF mission. It was noted that Georgia's participation in the process is welcomed.