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US House speaker visits Kabul

11 Oct 2018 1TV News

2018-10-11 | 23 minute ago

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan visited Kabul on Wednesday, reaffirming his country's support to the war-torn nation.

Ryan visited Afghan Special Operations Corps headquarter in Rishkhor and met with President Ashraf Ghani.

In meeting with President Ghani, the sides discussed peace process, "positive impact of the South Asia strategy", reforms in security sector, upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections, according to a statement from the president's office.

In his meeting with the corps commander Bismillah Waziri, the sides talked security measures for the upcoming parliamentary election due to take place in less than two weeks, according to a corps statement.

Ryan emphasized on the importance of Afghan special forces in ensuring security in Afghanistan and the region and praised their performances in the fight against militants.

He said that the US will continue to support Afghanistan in various in areas, including equipping and strengthening its security forces in crackdown on international terrorism.

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