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End to war common Afghan, US goal: Ghani

End to war common Afghan, US goal: Ghani

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Feb 16, 2020 - 15:05

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has discussed the peace process and a range of other issues with US senators on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

Ghani met heads of the armed service, environmentinfo-icon and public works, banking and urban affairs and budget committees, his office said.

The two sides exchanged views on the Afghan peace process, consolidating the Afghanistaninfo-icon-US strategic relationship and continued American support for the war-hit country.

They raised questions regarding the peace process as well as reduction of US troops in Afghanistan and its impact on the status quo.

An end to violence and war, eradicating terrorist safe havens, a cease-fire and sustainable peace in the country were the fundamental demands of the Afghan people, Ghani said.

The president believed terrorism posed the main threat to Afghanistan, the US and the entire region, stressing a joint commitment to tackling the menace. He also spoke on Afghanistan’s fight against Daesh.

Ghani reiterated peace was a top priority of his government and demand of the nation. He said Afghans supported the expansion of relations with the United States.

He added Afghanistan was willing to strengthen its strategic relationship with the United States as a partner, rather than as a burden.

In this meeting, Amruallah Saleh explained the existing threats posed by the Talibaninfo-icon to the national security of Afghanistan.

He also evaluated the Taliban’s capacity how they perpetuated the war against the people of Afghanistan, using facilities and leadership outside the country.

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