NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen visited Berlin July 2. 2014
“I am very grateful for Germany’s leading role in Afghanistan and in Kosovo. Your troops have done a remarkable job in the north of the country, as I saw for myself when I visited Mazar-e-Sharif. Across the country, security has created the conditions for a better Afghanistan and given the Afghan people the opportunity to develop their country and to decide their own future.”NATO Secretary General with Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel. Berlin 02.07.2014 ©NATO
The secretary General continued: “At the end of the year, we will end our combat mission and turn a new page in Afghanistan. Germany has again taken a leading role in offering to be framework Nation in the new non-combat mission we are planning after 2014. Taking the lead in training, advising and assisting Afghan forces. Building on the many gains we have made.
Germany also plays a key role in keeping our collective defence strong. Both to our south, with a Patriot battery in Turkey, and to the east in the Baltic region. Germany’s commitment to international peace and security is clear.
concluded NATO Secretary General ©NATO