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Antony Blinken in his conversation with the head of High Council for National Reconciliation said that the US supports a permanent and comprehensive ceasefire.

Blinken added, that the U.S also supports durable political settlement in Afghanistan.

US Department of State in a published statement said, both of the officials discussed the United States’ review of its strategy in Afghanistan, statement added, “The Secretary thanked Abdullah for his vital work in support of the Afghanistan peace process, and he expressed America’s resolve to support a just and durable political settlement and permanent and comprehensive ceasefire in Afghanistan,”.

Abdullah’s office said that Afghanistan’s situation and the peace process were discussed in this conversation.

HCNR office told media that Blinken promised to continue his support for the efforts of achieving a durable and prolonged peace in Afghanistan.

Earlier, while addressing Munich Security Conference, US President Joe Biden said Friday, that America will work closely with its allies, and his administration committed to working with NATO on the way forward in Afghanistan.

President Joe Biden said, “My administration strongly supports the diplomatic process that is underway and to bring an end to this war (Afghan war) that is closing out 20 years,” and that he is  “determined” to re-engage with Europe as he addresses Munich Security Conference.

Referring to US-Europe strategic alliance he added,   “I know the past few years have strained and tested our transatlantic relationship,”.

Biden said that the US is committed to making sure that threats are not posed against the US and its allies from Afghanistan.


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