NATO Ministerial Meeting, Xhaçka: Albania supports the decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan

Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Olta Xhaçka, and the Minister of Defense, Niko Peleshi, participated in the meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defense of NATO members, with the US Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense. The meeting focused on the recent developments in Afghanistan and the continuation of NATO's Resolute Support mission.
Minister Xhaçka praised the decision of the current U.S. administration, not to withdraw unilaterally from Afghanistan, but to do so in full consultation with NATO members.
"Albania fully supports the decision proposed by the American friends and is ready to withdraw all its troops from Afghanistan, in accordance with the timeline set by NATO. In this world full of threats, we cannot face them alone and I believe that from this moment, the Alliance will emerge stronger and more united, with more goals, energy and ideas, to guarantee our collective security”, she said.
Chief diplomat Xhaçka and Minister Peleshi assessed that the political process of peace negotiations in Afghanistan will provide a solution that will bring peace and full respect of human rights for the people of Afghanistan.

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