President M. Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by the chairman of high council of national reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, had a telephone conversation with US NSA Robert O’Brien on Friday night.

President M. Ashraf Ghani, accompanied by the chairman of high council of national reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah, had a telephone conversation with US NSA Robert O’Brien on Friday night.
The presidential palace said in a statement that the US supports a sovereign, democratic and unified Afghanistan that never again turns into a safe haven for terrorism.

According to the statement, both sides discussed direct talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, emphasizing that the talks should begin as soon as possible.
The sides also expressed their concerns about the escalation of violence by the Taliban, noting that this violence must be stopped in order to establish lasting peace in Afghanistan.


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