Afghanistan

Ghani, Pelosi concerned at escalating violence

Written by The Frontier Post

KABUL: President Muhammad Ashraf Ghani and US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi have discussed the peace process in Afghanistan.

Ghani and Plosi also conferred on the Afghan-Afghan relations via a video conference on Monday night, the Presidential Palace said on Tuesday.

The video conference was also attended by First Lady Rula Ghani, Vice-President Amrullah Saleh, Foreign Minister Hanif Atmar, National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, and Chief of Staff Dr. Fazal Mahmood Fazli.

Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Roya Rahmani was also connected via the video conference, a statement from Ghani’s office said.

Both sides expressed concerns over the escalation in violence across Afghanistan despite holding peace negotiations in Doha.

The United States’ continued commitment to Afghanistan, the peace process and next steps came up for discussion.

The protection of women’s rights and a ceasefire agreement were underlined during the video conference.

Courtesy: (Pajhwok)

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