President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday met with the Commander of the U.S. Military’s Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel in Kabul.

The Office of the President, ARG Palace, in a statement said the two sides discussed peace process, funding and equipping the Afghan forces, and joint fight against terrorism.

The statement further added that Gen. Joseph informed President Ghani that his mission and service period has come to an end but assuring that his successor would be someone who would have better knowledge of Afghanistan and remain a strategic partner of the government of Afghanistan, the Afghan armed forces and people of Afghanistan.

In his turn, President Ghani hailed the United States and Gen. Votel for his cooperation in different sectors with Afghanistan.

He also added that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces have become more capable as compared to the past.

President Ghani further added that the fight against will continue and the 40-year-old war in Afghanistan will come to an end in a fundamental way through a dignified peace process.


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