Ghani to meet Trump at UN

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Afghan president Ashraf Ghani is expected to meet with US President Donald Trump to discuss the implementation of America’s new strategy for Afghanistan.
The Presidential Palace (ARG) on Sunday said that war on terrorism and threats emerging from terror hideouts and safe havens will be key points in President Ashraf Ghani’s address to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York which is set to begin on Tuesday.
According to ARG, the president will also hold talks with US officials on the expansion and continuity of cooperation between Afghanistan and the US with special focus on the issue of peace and security in the country.
Ghani is expected to address the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.
The main points of the president’s speech would be peace, security, war on terrorism and the stance of Afghanistan on the issue of terror hideouts and training camps, deputy presidential spokesman Dawa Khan Menapal said on Sunday.
“At the summit, the president of Afghanistan will discuss with participants the issue of threats emerging from terrorism and the cooperation of regional (countries) and the world in the fight against terrorism,” said Menapal.
But Afghans want the president to take advantage of the opportunity and raise the issue of leaders of terrorist groups operating inside Pakistani territory.
“In the session the Afghan government needs to tell the world about where the terror roots are and where they (insurgents) are being trained and equipped,” said head of Rights and Justice Party Moeen Samkani.
Meanwhile some lawmakers in parliament said the president should also focus on the role of regional nations during the UN summit so as to expand regional cooperation to help restore sustainable peace and security in the country.