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PublishDate: Monday, May 4, 202015:29

NATO Appoints New Representative for Afghanistan

"I am glad to announce that I have appointed Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as NATO’s next Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. Ambassador Pontecorvo will take up his post on 1 June. He brings a long-standing diplomatic experience, including on Afghanistan and the broad regional context,” the NATO chief said in a statement on Monday.
“I look forward to working closely with him at this critical juncture for Afghanistan’s future, where all actors need to come together in the interest of peace and to fight the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said.
Pontecorvo is an Italian national and he served as Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan.
Stoltenberg also thanked Italy for its continued mission in Afghanistan.
“I thank Italy for its continued commitment to strengthening the Afghan security forces so that they can create the conditions for a sustainable peace,” said Stoltenberg.
“Italy is a framework nation in our Resolute Support mis

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