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US pleased over Ghani’s participation in regional conference

US pleased over Ghani’s participation in regional conference

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:11

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States on Monday expressed pleasure at the high-level participation from Afghanistaninfo-icon and India in the Heart of Asia Conference in Islamabad.

“We are pleased that Pakistaninfo-icon is hosting the Heart of Asia Summit. We are also encouraged that President Ghani, Indian Minister of Externalinfo-icon Affairs Swaraj, and other senior officials will be attending,” a State Department spokesman said.

The spokesman called the meeting an opportunity for the US and all participating countries to discuss their shared commitment to a stable, peaceful and prosperous Afghanistan.

Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson will represent the United States at the fifth meeting of the Heart of Asia process on Tuesday.


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