The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Mohammad Hanif Atmar met with the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells to hold talks regarding the key issues of bilateral interest.

The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) said the two sides held talks regarding the regional cooperation and the Afghan peace process.

Wells travelled to Afghanistan after participating in the International Summit of the Contract Group in Baku city of Azerbaijan.

According to ONSC, Wells expressed optimisms regarding the regional and global consensus regarding the Afghan peace process and said the meeting of the International Contact Group was successful as she hoped that the outcome of the summit will have positive impact on Afghanistan and the regional stability.

In his turn, Atmar shared information regarding the peace process program of the Afghan government and thanked the United States for the support to the ongoing efforts for reconciliation.

The Office of the National Security Council also added that the two sides held talks regarding the necessary approaches for the success of Afghan peace process as well as the joint effort to root out terrorism.

They also discussed the preparations and agenda for the upcoming NATO summit, ONSC said, adding that Atmar and Wells also discussed the ongoing efforts to equip and strengthen the Afghan forces.