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NATO Foreign Ministers’ 2-Day Summit To Kick Off In Brussels


Foreign ministers from the 28 members of NATO will meet Thursday for a two-day summit in Brussels, and are expected to discuss a range of security situations outside Europe, including those in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Turkey, as well as measures against Russia in eastern Europe. Additionally, Montenegro will also be inducted into the military alliance as its newest member.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told journalists Wednesday that NATO would discuss further support for Iraq, having “received a request from [Iraqi] Prime Minister al-Abadi to expand our training mission into Iraq itself. We will consider this request.”

The alliance will also discuss its future plans for Afghanistan, the secretary general said, which include its Resolute Support mission and financial support for Afghan forces.

In response to a question about Libya, Stoltenberg said: “NATO has a very clear mandate from our heads of state and government that we should stand ready to support the new Government of National Accord in Libya, if so requested.”


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