03 July 2017

News Story: NATO’s Support Crucial For MoD’s Four-Year Plan - Waziri

The Ministry of Defense (MoD) has commended the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) for their commitment to support Afghanistan and to train the Afghan security and defense forces, saying that the organization’s help is vital for the future of the country. 

“NATO’s commitment to continue its support to Afghanistan and to our security forces is crucial for implementing the Defense Ministry’s four-year security plan,” the MoD's spokesman Major General Dawlat Waziri said at a press conference on Saturday. 

Based on the plan, Waziri said the Afghan National Civil Order Police (ANDCOP) and the Border Police would be merged with the Ministry of Defense. 

He went on to say that according to the plan, the size of the Afghan Commando Unit would be doubled and upgraded to Corps level.  

The Afghan Air Force would be equipped and reinforced, Waziri said when giving details about the four-year security plan.

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