The Afghan National Army Trust Fund board led by NATO held a meeting on financial support to Afghan security forces (ANSDF), reiterated their commitment to continue financial support through 2024.
During the meeting held on Monday, NATO Allies and partners reviewed the implementation of their financial contributions in support to the Afghan security forces, discussed contributions for 2021 and reiterated their commitment to provide financial support to the Afghan security forces through 2024.
“Today’s commitments help underpin the confidence that our financial support to the Afghan security forces will continue to be strong beyond 2020. International funding support to the Afghan forces is a key pillar of our commitment to Afghan security. As of 5 October 2020, total cumulative contributions made to the Trust Fund since its establishment amount to over 3,2 billion US dollars”, the NATO Secretary General pointed out.
Meanwhile, Sediq Seddiqqi, the presidential palace spokesman said that the Afghan people and the government is grateful for the meaningful, valuable and strategic partnership of the NATO and its continued support to ANSDF.
“Our Forces are now key partner of our allies safeguarding the gains of our continued partnership,” he added.
It is worth mentioning that the NATO-run Afghan National Army Trust Fund was created in 2007.