Romania to support Afghanistan beyond NATO's 2014 pullout
BUCHAREST - Agence France-Presse
Romanian President Traian Basescu. AFP Photo
Romania will continue to provide support to Afghanistan even after NATO combat troops withdraw in 2014, President Traian Basescu said Monday.
"Romania will continue to provide support to Afghanistan in terms of (military) training even after 2014," Basescu told foreign ambassadors gathered at the presidential palace.
Nearly 2,000 Romanian soldiers are currently serving in Afghanistan as part of the NATO-force ISAF.
Around 100,000 US-led troops are currently fighting alongside Afghan security forces against the Taliban-led insurgency that has been raging since a US-led invasion toppled the Islamist regime in late 2001.
NATO combat forces are scheduled to withdraw from Afghanistan by the end of 2014.