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Top US diplomat assures Afghanistan of strong support

Top US diplomat assures Afghanistan of strong support

Jan 31, 2018 - 11:11

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A top US diplomat has reaffirmed America’s strong support for Afghanistaninfo-icon and discussed joint efforts to achieve the objectives of President Donald Trump’s South Asia strategy.

During his trip to Kabul, Deputy Secretary John J. Sullivan met President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani and other government leaders.

The US embassy said the visit underscored America’s commitment to working with the Afghan government and people to bring peace, security and sustained economic growth to Afghanistan and the region.

Issues like security cooperation, inclusive parliamentary and presidential elections and continued reforms designed to build a peaceful, secure and prosperous future for the Afghans figured at the meetings. 

Sullivan also engaged young leaders of civil societyinfo-icon, members of the media, business leaders, individuals from across the political spectrum and leaders of efforts to build foundations for peace. 

In addition, he met US embassy officials and troops serving in Afghanistan alongside the Afghan security forces.  He thanked both groups for their hard work in implementing the South Asia strategy.


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