“We decided to sustain our presence in Afghanistan until conditions indicate a change is appropriate,” said NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg after the organization’s two-day summit in Brussels. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) nations decided on Thursday 12/07/2018 to sustain their presence in Afghanistan and fund Afghan security forces until 2024. “And we extended our financing for Afghan security forces throughout 2024. This will help them further develop their Special Forces and air force as they continue to fight international terrorism,” he added. NATO also expressed strong support for the peace proposal of the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. “Our continued commitment will strengthen Afghanistan in its efforts to set the ground for lasting peace and reconciliation,” said the NATO chief.