Khalilzad Talks with President Ghani, and Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul

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President Ghani and Zalmay Khalilzad discussed the expansion of cooperation and the continuation of political, diplomatic, security, defense, and economic relations, The Afghan Presidential Palace (ARG) said in a statement.


                


 The US delegation reaffirmed the US government’s support for the Afghan security and military forces, particularly the Air Force, as well as the economic and human rights sectors, according to a statement released by the presidential palace.


 


 The US is working to maintain and strengthen the gains of the last two decades to accomplish the ultimate objective of an independent, unified, neutral, democratic, and peaceful Afghanistan, according to the statement.


The US delegation reiterated its commitment to combat terrorism, assisting security and military forces, and giving economic aid to Afghanistan in a separate discussion with Abdullah Abdullah.


 


According to the statement, Khalilzad stated that it is time for the parties to stop fighting and begin serious and productive negotiations.


 


 The US supports and encourages political consensus and unity among Afghan leaders and citizens, Khalilzad said, adding that political consensus and internal unity will strengthen the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s position in peace efforts.