File Photo: Secretary General of the Transatlantic Alliance NATO Jens Stoltenberg delivers a speech during a joint press conference with (not seen) US Defence Secretary and (not seen) US Secretary of State taken on April 14, 2021. AFP
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Friday the alliance would keep its civilian diplomatic presence in Afghanistan as it tries to support the Afghan government and security forces in the face of the Taliban's offensive.
"Our aim remains to support the Afghan government and security forces as much as possible. The security of our personnel is paramount. NATO will maintain our diplomatic presence in Kabul, and continue to adjust as necessary," Stoltenberg said, in a statement following a meeting of NATO envoys.