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Afghan forces fighting global war on terror: Ghani

Afghan forces fighting global war on terror: Ghani

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Jul 12, 2018 - 16:38

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The leaders of Belgium, the Netherlands and France held separate meetings with President Ashraf Ghani and reaffirmed their support to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, a statement from Presidential Palace said Thursday.

President Ghani, who was in Brussels to attend a two-day heads of states summit of NATOinfo-icon countries, on Wednesday night met Belgium King Philippe of Belgium at the Presidential Palace and discussed with him ties between the two countries and how Afghanistaninfo-icon could benefit more from the Brussels conference.

The King congratulated President Ashraf Ghani over his successful ceasefire with the rebels and announced his country’s support for intra-Afghan peace process and assured Belgium’s future support as a strategic partner.

The president also held a meeting with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Brussels, with both the sides discussing mutual cooperation and a negotiated solution to the Afghan conflict.

Mark Rutte reiterated his country’s support with Afghanitan in areas of water management and vocational training. The two leaders also discussed intra-Afghan dialogue and fight against terrorism and drug trafficking.

The president also held a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and discussed with him regional cooperation, fight against international terrorism in the region and other issues.

Both leaders termed terrorism a huge threat and called for sincere cooperation of the international community in defeating the   menace.

Thankful to France over its support with Afghanistan in different areas, Ghani said: “Our security forces are not only fighting for Afghanistan but for the region and the worldinfo-icon to eradicate terrorism and its networks.”

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