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Ghani remarks at Kabul conference productive: Curtis

1 Mar 2018 - 13:24
1 Mar 2018 - 13:24

KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States Senior Director for South and Central Asia at the White House National Security Council (NSC) on Thursday termed President Ashraf Ghani’s remarks at the Kabul Process conference as productive and supported an Afghan-led and intra-Afghan peace dialogue.

A statement from the Presidential Palace received by Pajhwok Afghan News said President Ghani met with an American delegation led by Lisa Curtis this morning.

Senior Director Lisa Curtis congratulated Ghani and the Afghan people on the successful conduct of the Kabul Process conference and termed the president’s remarks at the meeting as “effective” for peace, stability and development in Afghanistan.

She said her country was committed to implementing its strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia and supported an Afghan-led and intra-Afghan peace dialogue.

The US would continue its cooperation with Afghanistan in different areas, particularly in development and economic sectors, she added.

President Ghani thanked the US delegation for its participation in the Kabul Process conference and said the US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia created opportunities for changes in the region.

He said all stakeholders should take advantage of the opportunities for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

“Afghanistan is regaining its past position, converting to the center of regional cooperation and intersection as TAPI, TAP and fiber optic projects can be cited good examples in this regard,” he said.

Lisa Curtis praised the Afghan people and security forces’ counterterrorism efforts and sacrifices and said the Afghan forces were fighting for security of not only Afghanistan, but the region and the world.

She said Afghanistan had many achievements against terrorism and areas of economic, infrastructure development, reforms, law enforcement, women rights and some other areas.

President Ghani appreciated the international community, particularly the US, for their cooperation in many areas with Afghanistan and said that the Afghan government would reach peace in collaboration with the Afghan people and their allies.

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