Leaders say NATO will keep Kabul airport running

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BRUSSELS, June 14, 2021 (BSS/AFP) – NATO leaders agreed Monday to maintain funding for Kabul’s civilian airport after their military mission in the country ends later this year.

“Recognising its importance to an enduring diplomatic and international presence, as well as to Afghanistan’s connectivity with the world, NATO will provide transitional funding to ensure continued functioning of Hamid Karzai International Airport,” a NATO summit statement said.