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Stoltenberg says price of leaving Afghanistan in disordered way is “very high”

All Round View (Peshawar): NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg has urged over the quick and disordered way of leaving Afghanistan, saying the price of doing so could be very high.

“The price for leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high. Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organise attacks on our homelands. And ISIS could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq,” Stoltenberg stated.

“I am in close contact with the US, as well as all other Allies as regards our mission in Afghanistan. NATO went into Afghanistan after an attack on the United States to ensure that it would never again be a safe haven for international terrorists.  Hundreds of thousands of troops from Europe and beyond have stood shoulder to shoulder with American troops in Afghanistan, and over one thousand of them have paid the ultimate price,” he declared.

He continued, “We now face a difficult decision. We have been in Afghanistan for almost 20 years, and no NATO ally wants to stay any longer than necessary. But at the same time, the price for leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high.”

NATO Allies help the peace process in Afghanistan, he continued, saying “As part of this process, we have already significantly adjusted our presence. And we have repeatedly said that we will continue to review our troop levels. We now have under 12,000 NATO troops in Afghanistan, and more than half of these are non-US forces. Even with further US reductions, NATO will continue its mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces. We are also committed to funding them through 2024.”

“We went into Afghanistan together. And when the time is right, we should leave together in a coordinated and orderly way. I count on all NATO allies to live up to this commitment, for our own security.”

Shanzay Shah

The Assistant Sub Editor at the All Round View
Shanzay Shah is a dynamic and motivated young writer. She has graduated from Army Public School and College, and has been an active participant in all types of creative activities in school and college. She is engaged with the All Round View and the Midnight Posts as Assistant Sub Editor. She possesses good writing and communication skills. Her activities include competitions like spelling bee, debates and quizzes etc. and science projects. After applying at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar she became a student in BS Psychology. She has volunteered in Mental Health Day and contributed all her efforts and hard work for it. She has also been working as an Amazon Seller. She is always been passionate about work. She has worked as a writer in Watt Pad Writing all kinds of short stories for readers around the world. She is the group leader for the creative writing projects.
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