Kerry to meet president, CEO in London
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US Secretary of State John Kerry would meet President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Abdullah Abdullah in London on Thursday on the sidelines of the international conference on Afghanistan, an official said here on Monday.
Kerry would also meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters at her daily news conference in Washington.
“On Thursday he (Kerry) will travel to London to deliver remarks at the London Conference on Afghanistan, a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring support for Afghanistan,” Psaki said.
The Secretary would also hold bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the meeting, including with President Ghani and Abdullah as well as Prime Minister Sharif, she said.
Kerry’s meeting with Sharif comes in less than a week of him meeting the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif, on Sunday, during which the two leaders discussed the current situation in Afghanistan.
“They discussed several items of mutual interest including ongoing efforts toward regional peace and security,” Psaki, said.
“The Secretary recognized the tremendous sacrifices the Pakistani military has made in its efforts to improve the security situation in Pakistan and acknowledged Pakistan’s commitment to counter all forms of terrorism and violent extremism,” she added.
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