NATO Allies decide to start withdrawal of forces from Afghanistan,

NATO Allies decided on Wednesday (14 April 2021) to start withdrawing forces from the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan by May 1, with plans to complete the drawdown of all troops within a few months.

In a joint press conference with the US Secretaries of State and Defense following a virtual meeting of Allied foreign and defence ministers, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said ”our drawdown will be orderly, coordinated, and deliberate”. He added: ”we went into Afghanistan together, we have adjusted our posture together, and we are united in leaving together”. Läs pressmeddelande