On Friday, during a meeting with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, President Obama announced plans for a summit in 2014 to discuss the end of U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan, reports USA Today.
“What we agreed to is that in order for us to facilitate this entire process, it would be appropriate for us to have another NATO summit next year,” Obama said after an Oval Office meeting with NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
Most of the troops supplied by the United States and its allies are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014.
The NATO summit will also included a discussion about post-2014 assistance to Afghanistan.
“Not only will we be able to underscore this final chapter in our Afghan operations,” Obama said, but the summit can also be used “to paint a picture of a future whereby we’re partnering with the Afghan government on behalf of the Afghan people and on behalf of world security.”
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