UN backs agreement for NATO to train Afghan forces

The UN Security Council is strongly backing the new agreement for NATO to train, advise and assist Afghanistan's security forces starting January 1.

PTI| Updated: Dec 13, 2014, 00:54 AM IST

United Nations: The UN Security Council is strongly backing the new agreement for NATO to train, advise and assist Afghanistan's security forces starting January 1.

A resolution adopted unanimously by the council on Friday welcomes the new mission, named "Resolute Support," and "underscores the importance of continued international support for the stabilization of the situation in Afghanistan."

The training mission will begin when NATO-led combat operations in the violence-torn country end on December 31.

The resolution approved by the 15 council members says the goal of the new mission is to further enhance the capabilities of Afghan military and security forces so that they can maintain security and stability throughout the country.