Press Release Regarding The Appointment Of Ambassador İsmail Aramaz As Nato Senior Civilian Representative In Afghanistan , 17.11.2014
No: 355, 17 November
Upon the proposal
of our country, İsmail Aramaz, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to
Afghanistan, has been appointed by NATO Secretary General as the NATO Senior
Civilian Representative in Afghanistan.
Representative is responsible for carrying forward NATO’s political and military
objectives in Afghanistan, and to this end, liaising with the Afghanistan
Government, civil society, representatives of the international community in
Afghanistan and its neighboring countries. Functioning as a direct channel of
communication between NATO Headquarters and Afghanistan, the Senior Civilian
Representative provides the North Atlantic Council with advice on the most
effective policies in ensuring the overall coherence of the Alliance’s
relations with Afghanistan.
of Ambassador Aramaz to this post is also a reflection of Turkey’s lead role in
the significant activities undertaken by NATO. In this regard, Turkey will assume
the Framework Nation role for Kabul in the Resolute Support Mission, which will
be launched after the ISAF is concluded on 31 December 2014 to train, advise,
and assist Afghanistan National Security Forces (ANSF). Turkey will also undertake the responsibility for the
Kabul International Airport.