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Ghani meets US congressmen, talks to Jordon’s king

Ghani meets US congressmen, talks to Jordon’s king

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Feb 16, 2015 - 20:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Monday met US congressmen and discussed with them international support for Afghan forces and issues concerning counterterrorism and the peace effort.

Headed by Joe Willson, the American delegation expressed optimism about the future of Afghanistaninfo-icon and lauded President Ghani’s efforts at reviving the stalled peace process.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said Ghani also talked to Jordon’s king Malik Abdullah-II over the phone and stressed cooperation against terrorism.

Ghani said it was necessary for Islamic countries to step up efforts at fighting terrorism, saying it was the duty of Islamic scholars to portray a positive and real image of Islam.

The president extended his condolences on behalf of the people of Afghanistan to King Abdullah over the brutal killing of a Jordanian pilot by the Islamic State militants.

“Our pains are common. Afghanistan has suffered more than any other country at the hands of terrorists. It is our duty to join forces against the menace.”

The two leaders agreed to work further on gathering Islamic scholars around one table to condemn terrorism in all its forms in one voice, the statement said.

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