Continued Swedish participation in NATO's training and advice mission in Afghanistan

Published: 14 December 2016 at 16.41

Sweden will continue to participate in NATO's Resolute Support Mission (RSM) in Afghanistan in 2017. This is what has been decided by the Riksdag. The aim is to assist the Afghan security forces with training and advice in order to strengthen their ability to independently deal with security in the country.

The Riksdag has approved that the Government make available a Swedish armed force consisting of a maximum of 200 persons to participate in the mission in Afghanistan. They shall be made available until 31 December 2017.

However, the Riksdag considers that the Government should establish clear national objectives for the mission in order to be able to evaluate Sweden's participation afterwards. If the Government wishes to extend the mission beyond the end of 2017, the Government should therefore get back to the Riksdag with proposals for objectives for and evaluation of the mission. The Riksdag expressed this request to the Government in an announcement.