Kabul has approved the United Arab Emirates' offer to send special troops to Afghanistan to join NATO's Resolute Support Mission.
The approval came during a meeting of National Security Council chaired by President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday.
The presidency in a statement said that NSC considered UAE’s offer to send special troops to Resolute Support Mission for training, advising and assisting Afghan forces according to the security agreement between Afghanistan and NATO and approved it.
UAE and Qatar’s move to contribute to RS mission came during NATO’s defence ministerial meeting in Brussels in November last year.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg had welcomed the move saying they have capabilities and knowledge, and that their presence is a strong symbol of global support for Afghanistan.