UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg excluded the military presence of the alliance in Syria, as this, he said, would not help the Syrian settlement.
“NATO is present in Turkey, conducting joint exercises and supporting reconnaissance, air defense and naval forces, and the North Atlantic alliance does not plan to be present in Syria, for different reasons: the presence of NATO in this region will not solve the problem,” Stoltenberg said in an interview agency Anadolu.
At the same time, he said, preparations are under way for the beginning of NATO’s training mission in Iraq. The NATO Secretary General welcomed the forthcoming participation of Turkish military instructors in it.
“We are hoping to begin a training mission in Iraq in July, details have not been discussed yet, we are currently working to provide training for the Iraqi security forces, and we want to support Iraq in building its own defense and security institutions. with Baghdad, “Stoltenberg said.