Afghanistan 0
17 December 2020

The chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, Mark Milley, visited Kabul and met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. “The senior leaders discussed the current security environment in Afghanistan”, a U.S. readout indicated, adding: “The U.S. remains fully committed to helping Afghans create a secure and stable Afghanistan by supporting inclusive efforts to achieve peace”. Milley also travelled to Qatar where he “met with Taliban representatives… as part of the military channel established in the U.S.-Taliban agreement”, conferring on “the need for an immediate reduction of violence and accelerate progress towards a negotiated political solution which contributes to regional stability and safeguards U.S. national interests”.

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