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Dr. Abdullah, Mattis Discuss Afghanistan Security, International Commitments

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Saturday, November 18, 2017
Kabul (BNA) Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met US Defense Secretary James during his US tour here the other day, the CE press office said in a statement.
Thanking US for its support to the Afghan security forces in the fight against terrorism, Dr. Abdullah called new US strategy “an important step” for Afghanistan and the region. He expressed the hope the New US strategy would further increase cooperation between Afghanistan and the US and the region would move towards stability.
The CEO expressed satisfaction with security support of NATO countries and the US and said most of Afghans acknowledged the effectiveness of this support.
Meanwhile US Defense Secretary James Mattis said NATO’s renewal of commitments with Afghanistan came at a proper time and sent a clear message to the Taliban and their allies.
During the meeting, the two leaders conferred on the security situation in Afghanistan, international commitments and future regional strategy. The two sides also talked about the Afghan peace process and ways to reach durable peace in Afghanistan, co-existence and mutual acceptance in the political system.
According to another report, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah met with USAID Chief Bamak Green and thanked the organization for its cooperation in Afghanistan. Dr. Abdullah also stressed continued US support for Afghanistan.
Dr. Abdullah and USAID chief stressed free and fair elections in Afghanistan with USAID chief saying his organization was ready to assist the war-torn country in holding transparent election.

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