29 Nov - NATO ups commitment to Afghanistan
Meeting in Riga at the highest political level, NATO Heads of State and Government strengthened their commitment to NATO’s Afghanistan mission, but also called for broader international engagement.
Leaders of the 26 countries agreed to remove some caveats – national restrictions on how, when and where forces can be used – to further strengthen the effectiveness of the NATO-led forces in the country.
They also confirmed that, regardless of the remaining caveats, in situations of urgency, every Ally will come to the assistance of the Allied forces that require it.
Afghanistan , as well as NATO’s other operations, was the focus of a working dinner on the first day of the Summit meeting in the capital of Latvia , 28 November.
NATO’s is currently leading some 32,000 troops from 37 countries in Afghanistan .