US reaffirms support for stable, sovereign Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Obama’s top counter-terrorism official Lisa Monaco on Tuesday met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah Abdullah amidst an intense battle for the control of northern Kunduz province.
During the meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, Monaco congratulated the CEO on the first anniversary of the national unity government, and reiterated the US commitment to a stable and sovereign Afghanistan.
Monaco praised Afghan Security Forces’ efforts to counter the Taliban’s recent advances in Kunduz and reaffirmed continued US and Coalition support to the ally, a statement from the White House said.
Both leaders agreed on the importance of the national unity government, led by President Ashraf Ghani and supported by Abdullah, working together to deliver on its promises to the people.
The two sides also agreed it was a critical time of transition and discussed how the US and Afghanistan could ensure Afghan security forces had the capabilities and training necessary to preserve the gains made over the past 13 years.
“Monaco and Dr. Abdullah affirmed the importance of continuing to work together to maintain a productive security and counterterrorism partnership in the years ahead,” the White House said.
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