The US Vice President Mike Pence called President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Friday in the wake of the recent deadly attacks in Kabul and other provinces of the country.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said VP Pence expressed condolences on behalf of the American nation regarding the recent terrorist incidents and reaffirmed America’s support to Afghanistan.
The White House in a statement said “The Vice President expressed the Administration’s condolences for the recent terrorist attacks against the Afghan people, and recognized the bravery of the Afghan security forces.”
The statement further added “The Vice President also noted that attacks like these only highlight the barbarity and cowardice of the insurgency, and strengthen America’s resolve to support Afghanistan and its National Unity Government.”
“Vice President Pence and President Ghani reaffirmed the enduring bonds and close alliance between the United States and Afghanistan,” he added.
In the meantime, President Ghani compared the recent Kabul attack to that of the September 11 attacks and said attacks will further strengthen the resolve of the Afghan nation in the fight against terrorism.
President Ghani further added that the time has come for the Taliban group to take a decision and condemn the recent attacks if they are Afghans and Muslims.
He said if they refrained from doing so then they are terrorists and the Afghan government will not hold talks with them, insisting that the Afghan nation has the resolve to fight the terrorists and are prepared for the peace talks.