Spanta in Washington for talks with US officials
WASHINGTON (PAN): Leading a high official delegation, the National Security Advisor (NSA), Rangin Dadfar Spanta, arrived in Washington on Wednesday to hold crucial talks with top US officials on the strategic partnership.
“There’ll be meetings here (at the State Department). There’ll be meetings at the White House as well,” the State Department spokesman, Victoria Nuland, told reporters at her daily news conference. “I don’t have anything to announce at the moment. Talks continue, including at a high level here in Washington tomorrow. But why don’t we wait till tomorrow. We’ll have a little bit more to say on that,” Nuland said in response to a question. The spokesman reiterated that the Obama Administration supports an Afghan-led process under conditions that those reconciled accept the Afghan constitution, lay down their weapons, and are willing to live within the human rights standards set by the constitution. “I don’t have anything particularly new to report on that front, though,” she said when asked about the progress made in talks of the Strategic partnership with Afghanistan. Meanwhile, senior State Department officials ruled out that the agreement in this regard would be finalized during this meeting. “We do not expect anything at this point of time,” she added.
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