President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met yesterday with US deputy secretary of state on political affairs, leading a high-ranking US delegation.
In the meeting attended also by chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, national security advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, general director of administrative affairs Abdul Salam Rahimi and finance minister Eklil Hakimi, both sides discussed relations of Afghanistan and US, counter terrorism and regional issues.
President Ghani while praising the US government for its cooperation with Afghanistan in various sectors, funding Afghanistan defense and security forces and President Barak Obama’s recent decision for extension of US forces’ presence in Afghanistan added they would further expand friendly relations of Afghanistan with the US new administration as international partner.
Afterwards, the US deputy secretary of state praised Afghanistan national defense and security forces for their bravery in counter terrorism and the Afghan government’s steps taken towards good governance, reforms, implementation of national projects, women rights and giving further contribution to women. The country’s President considered joint effort of Afghanistan and the international partners as necessary for repulsing terrorism which is as common threat for security and stability of the world and region.