President Ashraf Ghani held a farewell meeting with Ms. Alison Blake, Ambassador of the UK to Kabul this morning at the Presidential Palace.
Ambassador Blake said she was privileged to work with the President of Afghanistan and lead UK’s diplomatic mission in the country. She referred to the new chapter of cooperation between Afghanistan and the international community and expressed her country’s support for Afghanistan.
Ms. Alison Blake praised President Ghani’s efforts in building a national, regional, and international consensus for peace in Afghanistan and announced the UK’s support for the end state of a sovereign, united, neutral, democratic, and peaceful Afghanistan.
President Ashraf Ghani appreciated UK’s assistance and cooperation with Afghanistan in various areas and Ambassador Blake’s efforts to expand Afghanistan-UK bilateral ties, calling UK’s principled stance important for shaping the new narrative and the peace discourse.