US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo reaffirmed the US commitment to achieving a lasting peace in Afghanistan in his conversation with president M. Ashraf Ghani, the US department of state said in a statement.


US Secretary of state Michael Pompeo reaffirmed the US commitment to achieving a lasting peace in Afghanistan in his conversation with president M. Ashraf Ghani, the US department of state said in a statement.
The Secretary underscored Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad’s role in facilitating an inclusive peace process.

According to the statement, Mr Pompeo also emphasized the importance of an intra-Afghan dialogue and the role of a ceasefire in ending the violence and creating the conditions for the Afghan government, other Afghan leaders and the Taliban to sit together and negotiate a political settlement.
The Secretary insisted the important gains made by the Afghan people since 2001 and U.S. desire for a long-term partnership with Afghanistan.

The conversation comes as some Afghan politicians have met Taliban representatives during Moscow meeting.


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