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Alice Wells Reiterates US Support & Long-Term Presence in Afghanistan

Alice Wells Reiterates US Support & Long-Term Presence in Afghanistan

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13 May 2019

The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells met with Afghan leaders in Kabul.

While emphasizing that United States continues to support Afghanistan and talking about its long-term presence in Afghanistan, she talked about importance of holding timely presidential elections.

Progress of Afghan peace process, success and results of the Consultative Loya Jirga for Peace and importance of timely presidential elections in Afghanistan were the main themes of talks between President Ghani and Ms Wells, said the presidential palace in a statement.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with Ms Wells, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah gave clear picture of the political-security situation in Afghanistan and emphasized the commitment of the government and the people of Afghanistan to achieving a lasting and fair peace and also transparent and credible elections.

Ms Wells said in her remarks that during her stay in Kabul she will discuss US-Afghan Civilians Assistance Review for good governance and self-sufficiency with Afghan government officials.

“United States is trying so that a just and lasting peace is achieved in Afghanistan through inclusive negotiations”, Ms well added.

The US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State has also expressed commitment of United States in helping the nationwide and credible elections in Afghanistan.

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