US, NATO Call For An Inclusive Govt’s in Afghanistan

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg have discussed the need for Afghan leaders to form an inclusive government during a call.

The call was mainly to discuss Transatlantic cooperation and the upcoming NATO Foreign Ministerial.

They discussed how NATO is helping to coordinate Allied responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of countering efforts by the China and Russia to “spread disinformation and propaganda related to the virus.”

“They also discussed the need for Afghan leaders to form an inclusive government that makes reaching a political settlement a priority and bolsters the security of the state,” according to a readout issued by the US Department of State.

Pompeo thanked Stoltenberg for his efforts to move the Ministerial to a virtual format, demonstrating NATO’s adaptability and ability to maintain strong communication among Allies even in times of crisis.

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