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NUG Leaders Meet British Defense Minister

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Sunday September 2, 2018

Kabul (BNA) President of the National Unity Government (NUG), Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and the country’s Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, separately met with British Minister of Defense, Gavin Williamson here in Kabul, BNA reported.
The President and the UK minister of defense discussed regional issues, funding and equipping Afghan security and defense forces, Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and jointly fighting terrorism. President Ghani welcomed Williamson and his led delegation to Kabul and thanked the UK for its assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan in various fields, especially, in supporting Afghan security and defense forces under the resolute Support Mission. Williamson, meanwhile, praised Afghanistan’s security and defense forces for their sacrifices in fighting terrorism and assured of his country’s continued assistance and cooperation, particularly, in supporting security and defense forces of Afghanistan. In his meeting with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, UK’s Defense Minister said he has come to Afghanistan to closely monitor the ongoing situation, speak with the Afghan authorities on key issues and meet with his country and Afghan forces. During the meeting Williamson said he was pleased for the progress and capability of the Afghan security forces. Meanwhile, Dr. Abdullah thanked Williamson for his country’s plan to increase British forces, under the NATO resolute mission in Afghanistan.
 

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