Ashraf Ghani and the US Senate delegation talk on Pakistan’s military actions against the terrorist networks

  • Date of Publication : 6/07/2016 at 18:41 GMT
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The Afghan president Ashraf Ghani met John McCain, lens Graham, Joe Donnelly Bin Sisi and their US senate delegation in presidential palace’s greenhouse. The American congress delegation despite reminding the success of the Afghan government in the fields of security and good governance, said this could encourage the international partners, especially the US congress that Afghanistan has been able to act in difficult circumstances by making progress in security sectors.

They also praised the ability and endurance of Afghan security and defense forces.

The US congress delegation talked with Ashraf Ghani about the details of their meeting with Pakistani officials, and added that Pakistan’s civilian and military senior leaders have felt the change of the world’s political stance against Pakistan, and that they demanded another opportunity to solve the tensions and problems between the two countries.

Senator John McCain and Senator Graham Lens asked for President’s viewpoint regarding the number of US forces in Afghanistan which is scheduled to be decreased by the end of this year, and stressed that as a result of positive cooperation that has been established through the efforts of the Afghan government and the United States, the majority of the US congress members agree to further strengthen the relations between the two countries.

“We are always in favor of a mechanism under which the measures done by the two sides are practical and observable, and if the US can cooperate in this area, we welcome it. But our emphasis is on practical actions from Pakistan”, said Ashraf Ghani.

Regarding the number of the US troops in Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani said “it is America’s decision to make, but we will support any decision which is based on the assessment of the security situation in Afghanistan, and we welcome the continuation of US troops’ presence in the country, if it is according to the framework of the security agreement between the two countries”.

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