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Aug 22 2019

SACEUR visits Afghanistan

MONS, Belgium - General Tod D. Wolters, Supreme Allied Commander Europe, and Command Sergeant Major Siim Saliste, SHAPE Command Senior Enlisted Leader, met with leaders in Kabul, Afghanistan Aug. 20 to 21, 2019. 

They participated in the operational overview briefing of the Resolute Support mission with General Scott Miller, the Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission and with Ambassador Sir Nicholas Kay, NATO's Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan.

On Wednesday, General Wolters also met with President Ashraf Ghani and other leaders from the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to discuss a range of issues, including the security situation, the peace process, and elections. SACEUR praised the Afghan forces for their bravery and loyalty to their nation.

General Wolters also met with Ambassadors from NATO's Resolute Support Mission framework nations to hear their perspectives and discuss Allies and Partners commitment to security and peace in Afghanistan.

During the visit, Command Sergeant Major Saliste met with Resolute Support Mission's Command Sergeant Major Timothy L. Metheny as well as non-commissioned officers and enlisted personnel.

Resolute Support is a NATO-led, non-combat mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan National Defence and Security Forces (ANDSF). Launched in Jan. 2015, following the conclusion of the previous NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) mission and the assumption of full security responsibility by the ANDSF, the Resolute Support Mission works closely with different elements of the Afghan Army, Police and Air Force.

Story by SHAPE Public Affairs Office

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