The Commander of the U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel reaffirmed support to Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism.

The Office of the National Security Council (ONSC) in a statement said Gen. Votel on Monday met with the National Security Adviser Dr. Hamdullah Mohib where the two sides held talks regarding the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and the region, Afghan-led peace efforts, joint fight against terrorism, reforms in security sector, and successful conduct of elections.

In regards to the ongoing fight against terrorism, Gen. Votel said the regional countries, specifically Pakistan should take practical steps in fighting the terror groups, according to Office of the National Security Council.

He also added that the United States support an Afghan-led peace process as he hailed the Afghan government for the implementation of programs in bringing reforms in security and defense sectors, fight against terrorism, and strengthening the armed forces capabilities.

In his turn, Dr. Mohib thanked the United States for the support in various sectors, specifically in bolstering the capabilities of the Afghan armed forces.

He said Afghanistan is committed in bringing reforms in security and defense sectors, emphasizing that the police forces would soon assume their original duty of law enforcement.

According to the Office of the National Security Council, the Commander of the NATO-led Resolute Support Mission Gen. Scott Miller had also participated in the meeting.