August 22, 2017 / 7:51 AM / a month ago

NATO Secretary General welcomes new U.S. approach to Afghanistan

BRUSSELS, Aug 22 (Reuters) - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed President Donald Trump’s decision to dispatch more troops to Afghanistan.

“NATO remains fully committed to Afghanistan and I am looking forward to discussing the way ahead with (Defense) Secretary (James) Mattis and our Allies and international partners,” Stoltenberg said in a statement.

NATO has 12,000 troops in Afghanistan, and 15 countries have pledged more, Stoltenberg said. (Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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