NATO Plans New Afghan Mission After 2014

Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full control of the security, NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

NATO Plans New Afghan Mission After 2014

MOSCOW: Afghanistan and NATO have agreed to develop a plan for a new international peacekeeping mission in the country after 2014 when Afghan forces take full control of the security, NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Monday.

The NATO-led mission will offer training and other assistance to Afghan security forces, he said.

NATO will provide funding for the mission at an estimated $4.1 billion a year.

"On Afghanistan, we set out a clear path from now until 2014 and beyond. And we sent out a clear signal to the Afghan people and the region that we will stay committed," he said.

After the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) troops are withdrawn from Afghanistan, security in the country will be enforced by over 300,000 Afghan soldiers and police, he said.