He made the remarks in the September 11 commemoration ceremony at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday.
Stoltenberg further added “Soon after 9/11, Allies deployed to Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands of troops, from Europe, Canada and beyond, have served shoulder-to-shoulder with US troops.”
Furthermore, Stoltenberg said “Many have paid the ultimate price. And many more have been seriously wounded. We remember them. And we must make sure that their sacrifice was not in vain.”
He also added that the fight against terrorism is a global, generational fight, emphasizing that “We remain committed to Afghanistan.”
Stoltenberg said “NATO Allies and partners will continue to train and advise Afghan security forces. To make them stronger, so that they can fight international terrorism and create security and stability in their own country.”
In other parts of his speech, Stoltenberg said “Our military presence is there to create the conditions for peace. But the road to peace is long and hard.”