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Balkh turmoil Afghanistan’ internal matter: US

Balkh turmoil Afghanistan’ internal matter: US

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Jan 19, 2018 - 11:43

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): A day after US Ambassador John R Bass called for an urgent solution to ongoing dispute in Balkh, the Trump Administration on Thursday described it as an internal matter for Afghanistaninfo-icon and insisted that it supports President Ghani in his fight against corruption.

“I think we regard that as an internal matter,” the State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert over latest development in Balkh Province.

“One of the things that President Ghani has wanted to do is certainly crackdown on corruption.  They have indicated that this is that would be a part of that,” she said. 

“Some of these things would just be internal events that would take place within a certain country that we wouldn’t necessarily weigh in on.  We support President Ghani.  We have a good relationship with the Afghan Government,” Nauert said

On Friday, the UN Security Council will hold a ministerial- session on building regional partnership in Afghanistan and Central Asia as a model to link security and development. 

That session will be chaired by Kazakhstan, which currently holds the Security Council presidency. 

“This UN Security Council meeting will be a chance to, collectively and individually, express our full support for the efforts of the Afghan government to take forward a peace process, which will be vital for Afghanistan’s long term stability,” said British Foreign Office Minister Mark Field ahead of the meeting.

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