NATO plans new Afghan mission after 2014
Moscow: Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full control of the security, NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday.
The NATO-led mission will offer training and other assistance to Afghan security forces, he said.
NATO will provide funding for the mission at an estimated $4.1 billion a year.
"On Afghanistan, we set out a clear path from now until 2014 and beyond. And we sent out a clear signal to the Afghan people and the region that we will stay committed," he said.
After the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, security in the country will be enforced by over 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, he said.
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