Ghani, US vice president discuss US regional strategy

Salaam Times

KABUL -- Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and US Vice President Mike Pence discussed a number of issues by phone Tuesday (November 7), the Afghan presidential office said in a statement.

US President Donald Trump revealed his new strategy for Afghanistan and the region August 21, promising to defeat extremism in the region.

The discussion covered, among other topics, the "US strategy and its region-wide impact, reinforcement of the Afghan defence and security sector, counter-terrorism struggles, reforms, anti-corruption efforts, the peace process and conduct of elections," the statement said.

Pence reaffirmed the US commitment to the Afghan government and people, according to the statement.

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