WORLD Afghan president meets with US peace delegation in Kabul


Afghan president meets with US peace delegation in Kabul


07:32, June 07, 2021

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KABUL, June 6 (Xinhua) -- Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday met with the visiting U.S. inter-ministerial delegation led by Zalmay Khalilzad, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, the president's office said.

The two sides discussed issues including expanding cooperation, and maintaining bilateral political, security, defense and economic relations, the office said in a statement.

Concerning the continuation of 3.3 billion U.S. dollars in annual assistance for the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), the U.S. delegation conveyed the White House message of supporting the ANDSF as well as supporting Afghanistan in the economic areas, according to the statement.

Khalilzad on Sunday also met with head of Afghanistan's High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR), Abdullah Abdullah, discussing issues related to the Taliban group and Afghanistan's national reconciliation efforts.

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