• publish: 27 July 2019
  • time: 11:27 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 9435

Ghani, Gen. Dunford talk peace process, anti-terror fight

President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and US Joint Chief of Staff Gen. Joseph Dunford discussed the peace process, fight against terrorism and other issues of mutual interest during a meeting at the Presidential Palace on Thursday.

The President and Gen. Dunford talked about the capacity building of Afghan security forces in the joint fight against terrorism.

President Ghani said that terrorism was a joint threat and stressed the need for the menace’s eradication.

The President said Afghanistan rendered sacrifices in the war against terrorism a daily basis for being a frontline state. Gen. Dunford has huge experience in the Afghan conflict as he said served as ISAF commander and headed the security transition process.
According to another report, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah in separate meeting with US Joint Chief of Staff Gen.

Dunford and British Army Chief of Staff Gen. Carter praised both countries for their cooperation, services and attention to Afghanistan. In the meeting, Chief Executive by briefing related to latest political and security situation of Afghanistan considered relations and cooperation between armed forces of the two countries, stressing that Taliban have not reached their goals to capture cities despite of continued and serious attacks, instead they have sustained heavy casualties.

Gen. Dunford by praising the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces for their sacrifices in counter-terrorism efforts said peace is in top priorities of the US administration, but there has been no change in US’s programs and cooperation with Afghanistan government and its army forces.

In the meeting. Gen. Carter also assured of his country’s continued support to Afghan army forces.

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