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Ghani, Dunford discussed enhancing military cooperation

(Last Updated On: July 18, 2016)

usChairman of U.S. joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford met with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday and reassured support to Afghanistan, a Presidential Palace statement said.

“General Dunford reassured his country’s enduring support to Afghanistan particularly to the Afghan security forces during the meeting,” the statement added.

During the meeting which held in the Afghan Presidential Palace, matters relating mutual interests including situation in Afghanistan and enhancing military cooperation were discussed, the statement continued.

According to the statement Dunford has praised Afghan security forces role in providing security for their country, saying the Afghan Special Forces could be among the best institutions in the region.

In the meeting, President Ghani termed terrorism as a threat to stability of the region and the world at large, and called for joint cooperation against terrorists.

General Dunford also met with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah earlier on Sunday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests.

This comes as earlier on July 12 the U.S. Defense Chief Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on an unannounced visit and met with the Afghan leaders and U.S. commanders in Afghanistan and reassured support to Afghanistan.

Recently, President Obama announced that he would keep 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan until the end of his term.

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