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NATO not leaving Afghanistan until the job is done: Kay

11 Jul 2019 Afghanistan Times

Afghan and Coalition leadership attended a security shura

today with security pillars in Ghazni province. Asadullah Khalid, Acting

Minister of Defense, Sir Nicholas Kay, NATO Senior Civilian Representative,

General Scott Miller, Resolute Support Commander, and Brigadier General Khoshal

Sadat, Ministry of Interior Deputy Minister for Security, met with Provincial

Governor Wahidullah Kalimzai.

In the meeting, Governor Kalimzai thanked the ANDSF for

their sacrifice and professionalism.

“Overall, the situation is good, the enemy’s back is

broken,” he said. “Unfortunately, the criminals harm and kill our people. But

we are well coordinated across the security forces.”

Minister Khalid echoed those comments, saying, “we came here

today to say the whole government is supporting you.”

Sir Kay came with a message from NATO, saying, “We are not

leaving. We are not leaving until the job is done. If the Taliban think they

can just wait us out, then they have miscalculated.”

General Miller was encouraged by the meeting of “Afghan

security leaders addressing Afghan security challenges.”

“I congratulate this leadership team, they are committed,

and they have the support of the coalition,” he said. “Lastly, my condolences

for the losses you and your fellow Afghans have suffered in this fight for


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