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Ghani, Abdullah Meet US Senate Delegation in Kabul

KABUL – President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah met with a visiting US Senate delegation in Kabul, the Afghan Presidential Palace and Office of Chief Executive said in a statement.
The delegation involved Democratic senators Margaret Hassan and Chirstopher Van Hollen.
As per the statement by Presidential Palace, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has discussed the current situation in Afghanistan met with a US Senate delegation.
A statement from the Presidential Palace said Ghani met the US senators at his office on Wednesday evening. The senators extended congratulations over successful holding of presidential election in Afghanistan, saying the vote was important for strengthening democracy, according to a statement released by the president’s office.
They thanked Afghan forces for safeguarding the vote and countering terrorism and said that the US welcomes a peace process which preserves gains made over the last two decades including women’s rights and republic system.
Meanwhile, CEO Abdullah on Thursday morning, met with US senators Margaret Hassan and Chirstopher Van Hollen in Kabul, office of Chief Executive said in a statement.
The senators said that success of peace talks depend on reduction in violence and Taliban’s acceptance of ceasefire, according to a statement from Abdullah’s office.
“Members of the US Senate stressed the importance of protecting women’s rights in the country by emphasizing the achievements of recent years,” the statement added.
“On peace, Abdullah said that real peace would come when the Taliban enters into direct talks with the Afghan government,” the statement Concluded.
(Sahar News)

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