President Ghani & Chief Executive Meet US Senate Delegation in Kabul
President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah have met with a US Senate delegation in Kabul on Thursday.
The US senators, Margaret Hassan and Chirstopher Van Hollen met with Ghani on Wednesday evening, presidential Palace in a statement said.
The statement noted that the senators congratulated the successful holding of presidential election in Afghanistan, saying the vote was important for strengthening democracy.
They appreciated the Afghan security forces for protecting the vote and said that the US welcomes a peace process which preserves gains made over the last two decades, the statement read.
President Ghani also praised the continued US cooperation and support for Afghanistan, adding that Afghanistan, in cooperation with the international community shaped a new chapter of reconstruction and development since 2001.
In the meantime, in a separate meeting, the senators also met with CE Abdullah this morning and discussed election and peace.
The US senators noted that US senate supports the Afghan peace process and the success of peace talks depend on reduction in violence and Taliban’s acceptance of ceasefire, chief executive office in a statement said.
The senators termed the election a step towards consolidating democracy in Afghanistan and noted that it was up to the election commissions to ensure transparency and credibility of the vote.
Abdullah further added that national unity, political consensus and consensus on peace efforts, security, and fight against corruption, preserving balanced and active foreign policy and addressing people’s real needs were his priorities.
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