President Ghani receives U.S. secretary of state

President Ghani receives U.S. secretary of state

The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani received U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson, Monday morning.

President Ghani expressed gratitude to the government of the United States for assisting and providing cooperation to Afghanistan. He thanked president Trump for unveiling a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan and south Asia.

Both sides talked over a wide range of topics such as economy, regional cooperation, investment, peace process and joint efforts against corruption.

President Ghani said, “The people and Government of Afghanistan supports the newly announced U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, region and world which is intended at building peace, ensuring stability and strengthening security.”

The President added, “We are accountable to our people and based on their needs, we are taking actions on improving security and making the new U.S. strategy a success through coordinated efforts.” He said, “We are committed to our people and international partners for overarching reforms.”

Speaking of the new U.S. strategy, chief executive Dr. Abdullah said, “The regional countries should realize the importance of changing environment and should work together for economic development, pursuance of peace and stability.”

Secretary of state Rex Tillerson said that the U.S. is committed to utilizing its full might to implement its new strategy. He added that the United States is expecting all its partners particularly neighbors of Afghanistan to take constructive actions for implementing the strategy which will consequently usher in regional peace and stability.

Secretary Tillerson iterated that the U.S. will assist Afghanistan in all realms of development specifically economic development, mines and major regional projects. He added that the U.S. will remain with the Afghan people and Government as a partner.