BRUSSELS, Dec 5 (KUNA) -- NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Wednesday said the Alliance's ISAF mission in Afghanistan continues to make
"Confident and capable Afghan Security Forces are key to this endeavour.
And they are getting stronger every day," he told a meeting of NATO foreign
ministers with non-NATO -ISAF contributing countries.
"Afghan troops and police are taking charge of security for 75 percent of
the population. They lead 80 percent of all operations across Afghanistan. And
they deliver 90 percent of their own training," he said. In sum, our strategy
is working. Our timeline is on track. And our commitment remains firm," he
Meanwhile, NATO Foreign Ministers welcomed today the new Georgian Foreign
Minister Maia Panjikidze and looked forward to more cooperation in the context
of the NATO-Georgia Commission.
During the meeting, Allies encouraged all parties in Georgia to keep up the
momentum of the recent elections and to consolidate democratic progress, said
a NATO statement. (end)
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