Albania's Military Presence in Afghanistan to Be Increased by 60%
Albanian Daily News
Published November 22, 2017
Albania's military presence will be increased by 60% during the next year. This fact was confirmed by the Minister of Defense Olta Xhaçka during a meeting on Wednesday with NATO mission commander, John Nicholson in the framework of a 24-hours visit in Afghanistan.
"A contingent of the Albanian Special Forces (ASF) will soon be deployed along the Afghan forces. Albania's 15-years contribution for peace beside other NATO member countries will be expanded in the near future," said Xhaçka.
The minister met also with Albanian troops currently deployed as part of NATO mission in Afghanistan.
"You have given a valuable contribution for the security in Afghanistan and the entire Euro-Atlantic zone. We are very proud for you, thus you may always count on our support," said Xhaçka, addressing to the Albanian troops in Kabul.