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Ghani, Pence spoke on elections and Taliban’s spring offensive

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President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the US Vice President Mike Pence held talks regarding a range of bilateral issues including the upcoming elections and the security challenges in Afghanistan particularly in the light of the recent spring offensive announced by the Taliban group.

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the US Vice President Mike Pence held talks regarding a range of bilateral issues including the upcoming elections and the security challenges in Afghanistan particularly in the light of the recent spring offensive announced by the Taliban group.

The White House in a statement said “Vice President Mike Pence spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan by phone today.” The statement further added “The Vice President expressed the Administration’s condolences for the recent ISIS attacks against the Afghan people who were seeking to participate in their country’s electoral process.”

“Vice President Pence highlighted the importance of holding democratic elections and political inclusion for the long-term stability and effectiveness of the Kabul government,” the statement added.

According to White House “In response to the Taliban’s recent announcement of their spring offensive, the Vice President reiterated the U.S. and international commitment to partner with and support the Afghan government and security forces under President Trump’s South Asia strategy.”

This comes as the Taliban group on Wednesday announced its spring offensive and vowed to carry out attacks across the country, claiming that the country has been occupied by the foreigners.