Ghani Met Pompeo, Discussed Ongoing Political Issues

President Ashraf Ghani met the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday and discussed the ongoing political issues in the country, the Presidential Palace said.

“Both sides had conversations about the peace process, next steps in the process, regional consensus for Afghanistan peace, security situation and ongoing political issues,” Sediq Sediqqi, President’s spokesman said.

This comes as Mr. Pompeo is expected to have a meeting with Abdullah Abdullah today.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Kabul on Monday on an unannounced visit to revive the stalled intra-Afghan peace process.

The top U.S. diplomat was welcomed in the Afghan capital by Washington’s frontman for the peace parley, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad.

Hours before Pompeo’s arrival, the U.S. special representative for Afghan reconciliation, along with Qatari officials, pulled together the maiden contact — though virtual through video conference — between the Afghan government in Kabul and Taliban insurgents in Doha.

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