Afghanistan – Terrorist attack (22 January 2018)

France condemns the attack against the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul and extends his condolences to the victims’ families and friends.

France is committed to the fight against terrorism and will continue to lend its support to Afghanistan in order to combat this scourge.

France, which maintained a military presence in Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014, contributes 10.3% of NATO military expenditure and in this respect now supports the Resolute Support mission to train, advise and assist the Afghan security forces and institutions launched in 2015. We also provide bilateral assistance to meet the critical needs of the Afghan security forces: military officer training programs, cooperation with the Afghan Interior Ministry, support for the Afghanistan National Civil Order Police (ANCOP) notably tasked with counter-insurgency operations.