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The Third Phase of Enlargement of NATO Mission in Afghanistan


The Ministry of Defense salute the ISAF take over of the responsibilities in security and reconstruction of the provinces in the South of Afghanistan, this representing one of the most important missions assumed by NATO till now. The transfer of responsibility from the US led coalition to the ISAF for the South region, is an argument for the Alliance long term engagement in supporting the efforts of the International Community, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the Afghani people for the stabilization and reconstruction of the country.

The ISAF enlargement in the South of Afghanistan is in the same time the NATO important effort assuming a supplement of responsibility in stabilization and reconstruction in other 6 Afghani provinces ( Day Kundi, Helmand, Kandahar, Nimroz, Uruzgan and Zabul) and the take over of the command for other 4 teams of provincial reconstruction. The process of enlargement to the South implies an additional effort by the supplement of ISAF forces with about 8,000 military and thus, the total NATO forces in this country will be at about 18,500 military.

The ISAF aims will focus the increase of authority of the Afghani Government, the achieve of a stable and safety environment as a key element for the process of reconstruction and development of solid and effective Governmental structures for a gradual take over by the Afghani authorities of the responsibility on the state of security on the entire territory of the country.

The Ministry of Defense express once again the fact that it will maintain the engagement of participation within the NATO effort for the stabilization and reconstruction of Afghanistan. The pass to the third phase of NATO mission in Afghanistan represents for the Ministry of Defense, too an important moment for the continuation of participation in Afghanistan by moving the center of weight to the national contribution from the Enduring Freedom Operation to the ISAF.

As a NATO member state and a responsible actor of the International Community, Romania stresses on the importance of international community ‘s continuation, concretization and strengthen of the long term efforts of the support granted to the Kabul authorities when the process of reconstruction and development is as important as the military one.

The ISAF enlargement in the South of Afghanistan is in the same time the NATO important effort assuming a supplement of responsibility in stabilization and reconstruction in other 6 Afghani provinces ( Day Kundi, Helmand, Kandahar, Nimroz, Uruzgan and Zabul) and the take over of the command for other 4 teams of provincial reconstruction. The process of enlargement to the South implies an additional effort by the supplement of ISAF forces with about 8,000 military and thus, the total NATO forces in this country will be at about 18,500 military.

The ISAF aims will focus the increase of authority of the Afghani Government, the achieve of a stable and safety environment as a key element for the process of reconstruction and development of solid and effective Governmental structures for a gradual take over by the Afghani authorities of the responsibility on the state of security on the entire territory of the country.

The Ministry of Defense express once again the fact that it will maintain the engagement of participation within the NATO effort for the stabilization and reconstruction of Afghanistan. The pass to the third phase of NATO mission in Afghanistan represents for the Ministry of Defense, too an important moment for the continuation of participation in Afghanistan by moving the center of weight to the national contribution from the Enduring Freedom Operation to the ISAF.

As a NATO member state and a responsible actor of the International Community, Romania stresses on the importance of international community ‘s continuation, concretization and strengthen of the long term efforts of the support granted to the Kabul authorities when the process of reconstruction and development is as important as the military one.


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