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US, Afghanistan hold delegation-level talks

US, Afghanistan hold delegation-level talks

Sep 07, 2018 - 21:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Senior US and Afghan security officials on Friday thoroughly discussed issues concerning Afghan forces, the fight against terror and the peace process.

US Defense Secretary James Mattis, who arrived on an unannounced visit in Kabul, led the American delegation in their talks with the Afghanistaninfo-icon delegation led by National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, a statement from the NSA office said.

Besides Jim Mattis, the American delegation was represented by Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and NATOinfo-icon and US forces commander in Afghanistan US Gen. Scott Miller and other NATO officials.

Afghan defense and interior ministers, the army chief and high ranking NSC officials attended the meeting.

Topics discussed at the meeting included training and equipping of the Afghan security and defense forces, reforms in the security sector, the fight against terrorism, the peace process and security of the upcoming parliamentary elections.

NSA Dr. Hamdullah Mohib briefed the meeting about the above mentioned topics and shared information about the Afghan security sector’s preparedness and programs.

The statement said Jim Mattis appreciated measures taken by the Afghan forces as part of the war against terrorists.

He said the US would continue to support, train and equip the Afghan forces. Mattis said the people and the government of America would continue to stand with the Afghans in their quest for peace and prosperity.



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