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Peace in Afghanistan priority for US: Wells

Peace in Afghanistan priority for US: Wells

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Dec 10, 2019 - 09:58

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Alice Wells has listed peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon as a priority for the American administration.

Wells said in a statement: “In my address at the Heart of Asia summit, I called upon all Afghan and regional stakeholders to support actions that can lead to a reduction of violence and Intra-Afghan Negotiations.”

“At Heart of Asia summit this week to advance our shared goals of peace, security & development in Afghanistan and across the region.”

There was increasing consensus that regional and donor countries must work together to promote trade, combat threats & power economies, she calimed.

The US has been a major contributor to regional infrastructure development across Asia, including Afghanistan, as the largest shareholder of the Worldinfo-icon Bank and leading donor to the Asian Development Bank.

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