Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, January 19th, 2018

NATO Says Committed to Providing Capacity-Building for Iraq

NATO Says Committed to Providing Capacity-Building for Iraq

BRUSSELS - NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Tuesday welcomed Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al- Jaafari at the NATO Headquarters, committing the Alliance's support to Iraq.
Stoltenberg reiterated NATO's commitment to provide in-country training and capacity-building for Iraq, as agreed by Allies at the Warsaw Summit, according to a NATO statement.
NATO will provide a training effort inside Iraq in January 2017, which would build on the Alliance's existing training course to Iraqi officers in Jordan.
During his visit, Al-Jaafari also participated in a meeting of the North Atlantic Council. He addressed domestic and regional security challenges, including progress in the fight against the Islamic State (IS).
Stoltenberg highlighted NATO's efforts to step up support for the U.S.-led coalition's fight, noting that NATO AWACS aircraft will soon be flying to support the anti-IS coalition. (Xinhua)