Obama: NATO Summit in 2014 Will Focus on Afghanistan

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0  Updated at 12:44 pm, May 31st, 2013 By: EastIdahoNews.com
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Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Friday they are planning a summit for 2014 that will focus on Afghanistan as most of America and its allies’ troops are preparing to leave the country by the end of next year.

“What we’ve agreed to is that in order for us to facilitate this entire process, that it would be appropriate for us to have another NATO summit next year,” President Obama said during a pool spray of a meeting with Rasmussen in the Oval Office Friday.

The president said the summit would allow partners “to underscore this final chapter in our Afghan operations but also to paint a picture of the future whereby we’re partnering with the Afghan government on behalf of the Afghan people and on behalf of world security.”

A date and location for the summit has not been set.

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