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Gen. Dunford all praise for Afghan Special Forces

Gen. Dunford all praise for Afghan Special Forces

Jul 17, 2016 - 17:48

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, during a meeting with visiting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of US army General Joseph Dunford, on Sunday said the Afghan Special Security Forces and the air force needed to be further equipped and strengthened.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said the president met with Gen. Dunford and a high level delegation accompanying him at the Presidential Palace in the morning.

The statement said the two sides conferred on strengthening Afghanistaninfo-icon’s security forces, the fight against terrorism and regional issues.

It quoted Gen. Dunford as praising the Afghanistan security and defence forces, particularly the Afghan Special Forces, who had great achievements despite tough conditions.

The high-ranking American military officer said the Afghan Special Forces were one of the best institutions in the region.

He assured of his country’s continued support to fund, equip and train Afghan security and defence forces, the statement said.

President Ghani thanked the US and all international partners for their cooperation with Afghanistan to strengthen its security forces and bring about reforms.

“The Afghanistan Special Forces stand among the region’s best forces and we want them and our air force to be further strengthened and equipped,” the president said.



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