Afghanistan needs sustainable US assistance: CEO
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Dr. Abdullah, during a meeting with US senators, said on Sunday Afghanistan needed sustainable American assistance to cope with the challenges of terrorism and corruption.
A four-member delegation of US senators led-by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called on Abdullah at his office, a statement from his office.
It said Abdullah thanked the US for its devotion to assisting the Afghans to improve their living conditions. He said the visit by the US lawmakers was a sign of their country’s continued assistance with Afghanistan.
The CEO said although there were positive changes in Afghanistan, still some challenges remained.
He said the people Afghanistan were committed to maintaining good relations between the two countries and they wanted continued US military presence.
“We ask for continued cooperation between the two countries to cope with the existing challenges in Afghanistan especially terrorism, extremism and corruption,” he said.
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen said they visited Kabul to be aware of US military activities in Afghanistan and to voice support for the Afghan government.
“America has long and positive relations with Afghanistan and I am sure the relations would continue in coming years.”
She said the situation in Afghanistan has improved when compared to the past, but still the Afghan government needed to work a lot.
He reaffirmed US support towards Afghanistan in its fight to overcome challenges and defeat the common enemy.
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