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Dec 06, 2017
Wells underscores AmericaĂ¢â‚¬â„¢s support for Afghans
Dec 05, 2017 - 19:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United States principal deputy assistant secretary for South and Central Asian affairs Ambassador Alice Wells has underscored America’s support for Afghanistan’s continued economic and political development.
During a three-day visit to Kabul, Wells met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar, according to a statement from the US Embassy in Kabul.
She also met National Directorate of Security chief Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai, Secretary General of the High Peace Council Akram Khapalwak, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, and other senior Afghan leaders to discuss issues of mutual importance and bilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Wells also met with Resolute Support Commander General John W. Nicholson, NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann and other Coalition partners.
In addition, she hosted a meeting with Independent Election Commission commissioners and met separately with leading Afghan civil society figures.
During her visit, Ambassador Wells underscored US support for Afghanistan’s continued economic and political development and the holding of timely and credible elections.
She also renewed America’s commitment to bringing peace, security and stability to Afghanistan and the region as part of its South Asia strategy.
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