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Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Afghan President Ghani

اردو اردو, العربية العربية, हिन्दी हिन्दी

U.S. Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
Readout
February 5, 2019

 

The below is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Robert Palladino:‎

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke today with Afghanistan’s President Ghani to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to achieving a lasting peace in Afghanistan.  The Secretary underscored Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad’s role in facilitating an inclusive peace process.  The Secretary also emphasized the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue and the role of a ceasefire in ending the violence and creating the conditions for the Afghan government, other Afghan leaders and the Taliban to sit together and negotiate a political settlement.  Finally, the Secretary emphasized the important gains made by the Afghan people since 2001 and U.S. desire for a long-term partnership with Afghanistan.


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