Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

President seeks US help in equipping Afghan Air Force

President seeks US help in equipping Afghan Air Force

Jan 08, 2016 - 12:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has said Afghanistaninfo-icon is in the forefront of the war against terrorism, a major threat to the region and the worldinfo-icon at large.

Ghani made the remarks at a meeting with a US Senate delegation at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on Thursday evening, a statement from his office said.

Issues of bilateral interest, including the war on terror and America’s enhanced support for equipping the Afghan forces were discussed by the two sides.

Senator Bab Corker, head of the visiting delegation, underlined the need for America’s continues assistance to Afghanistan, according to the press release.

He also stoutly supported the national unity government’s initiatives to ensure stability and economic growth, as well as institutional reforms. 

While welcoming military and economic assistance from the US, Ghani said Washington-Kabul relations were driven by common interests and threats.

The president called for greater regional and global cooperation in the campaign against terror. “We seek cooperation from the US, particularly from Congress in equipping our security forces…”

Since Afghanistan urgently needed an effective air force, Ghani said his country was looking for modern equipment, including warplanes and helicopters.


Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.




Twitter Update