Tue, Sep

Obama holds video conference with Ghani and Dr Abdullah


Ghani-Abdullah--ObamaThe US President, Barack Obama, Wednesday held a video conference with his Afghan counterpart, Ashraf Ghani, and the chief executive Dr Abdullah Abdullah, during which the American leader commended the Afgahn-led peace process, the White House said.

“The President offered continued US support for the Afghan-led peace process and applauded President Ghani for his efforts to advance reconciliation. The two leaders committed to continuing close consultations in the months ahead,” the White House said.

During the conference call, Obama commended the progress made since the leaders met in Washington in March, including on efforts to curb corruption, revive the economy, and improve regional economic connectivity.

The US President also praised the Afghan security forces’ performance during the current fighting season.

According to the White House, the three leaders discussed ways to continue to strengthen the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces as part of the US train, advise, and assist mission and deepen the close U.S.-Afghanistan partnership to counter threats to Afghanistan and its people.

“They also discussed the need to encourage regional cooperation to counter terrorist threats,” the White House said.