Washington, Kabul vow to strengthen partnership
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): In a phone call with President Ashraf Ghani, US President Barack Obama on Wednesday commended the bravery of Afghan forces and expressed his condolences for the civilians killed in the attack on a hospital in Kunduz, the White House said.
Obama spoke by phone with Ghani to commend the bravery of Afghan National Defense and Security Forces and to underscore that he looked forward to continuing to work closely with him and his government to support their efforts to provide security for the people.
“The President expressed his condolences for the Afghan civilians killed and injured when a US military airstrike mistakenly struck a Doctors Without Borders field hospital in Kunduz,” the White House said in a readout of the call.
During the call, Obama expressed regrets over the tragic incident and offered his thoughts and prayers on behalf of the American people to the victims of the incident, their familiesand loved ones.
“Obama and Ghani reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the partnership between the US and Afghanistan and to continuing their dialogue about ways to deepen diplomatic, economic and security cooperation to promote a more stable Afghanistan,” the White House said.
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