Croatian and Afghan Presidents discuss security

Croatian and Afghan Presidents discuss security

Croatian and Afghan Presidents discuss security Izvor: Ured predsjednice

Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic on Sunday spoke with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and the Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah about the security situation in Afghanistan, official sources said.

Grabar-Kitarovic, who is on an official visit to the country for several days, said that Afghanistan has made economic and social progress.

The security situation is not good and a very interesting period is about to begin, not only for the future of Afghanistan but also for the future of NATO's Resolute Support mission in the country, she said.

"Parliamentary elections are to be held, followed by presidential elections, and there will be positioning, not only on the political scene but also on the military-security scene," the Croatian President said after the meeting.

Afghanistan's cooperation with international forces was also discussed at the meeting, with Grabar-Kitarovic saying that Croatia is present in Afghanistan for 15 years already, initially as part of NATO's ISAF combat mission and now as part of the non-combat Resolute Support mission, which was launched in January 2015.

She added that foreign forces would leave Afghanistan when an adequate level of security and stability is established and when the country is capable of controlling security and stability on its own.  

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