Obama vows continued support for Afghan-led peace drive
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): US President Barack Obama on Wednesday held a video conference with his Afghan counterpart Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah, commending the Afgahn-led peace process, the White House said.
“The president offered continued US support for the Afghan-led peace process and applauded President Ghani for his efforts to advance reconciliation. The two leaders committed to continuing close consultations in the months ahead,” the White House added.
During the conference call, Obama lauded the progress made since the leaders met in Washington in March, including on efforts to curb corruption, revive the economy and improve regional economic connectivity.
Obama also praised Afghan security forces’ performance during the current fighting season. Ways to continue to strengthen the Afghan forces as part of the US train, advise and assist mission and deepen the partnership to counter threats to Afghanistan and its people were also discussed.
“They also discussed the need to encourage regional cooperation to counter terrorist threats,” a statement from the White House said.
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