SEVILLE, Spain, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- NATO commanders said they looked at the near- and long-term future of operations at their weekend meetings in Spain.
The alliance wrapped up two days of discussions in Seville with discussions on the immediate prospects for Afghanistan, Kosovo and Libya, and the longer-term prospects for operations that are better coordinated and more cost-effective.
The current NATO operations in Libya and the overall "Arab Spring" movement were of particular interest. Spanish Adm. Giampaolo Di Paola, chairman of the Military Committee, said in a written statement the Libyan operation was being carried out in a professional manner that "contributed to set the conditions for a political solution of the Libyan crisis."
The meeting in Seville was the first high-level NATO conference since the withdrawal from Afghanistan began and precedes next month's ministerial meeting in Brussels.