NATO Secretary General statement on Afghanistan

NATO Allies met in the North Atlantic Council today to consult on the situation in Afghanistan….

… NATO will maintain our diplomatic presence in Kabul, and continue to adjust as necessary. 

NATO Allies are deeply concerned about the high levels of violence caused by the Taliban’s offensive, including attacks on civilians, targeted killings, and reports of other serious human rights abuses. The Taliban need to understand that they will not be recognised by the international community if they take the country by force.