By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The National Security Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and his American counterpart, Jake Sullivan have exchanged views on the peace process and other issues of bilateral interest. The two sides spoke over the phone on Wednesday night, in which US NSA promised his country would stay engaged with the Afghan government and people.
Afghanistan respects President Biden’s decision to withdraw forces from Afghanistan and will remain committed to a fundamental partnership between Afghanistan and the United States, NSA Mohib said.
Afghanistan will provide security for US diplomatic missions and other Afghan allies, the national security adviser added.
Meanwhile, the White House said the two sides reaffirmed the enduring strength of their bilateral partnership and renewed their commitment to continued close consultations. Sullivan referred the Biden administration’s plans to continue assisting the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.
The US NSA also spoke of continued civilian assistance to help the Afghan people, said Emily Horne, the National Security Council spokesperson.
The officials agreed on continuing to work closely together in support of common objectives, including a negotiated political settlement, she added.
The US would stand firmly with the Afghan people as they worked to achieve durable and inclusive peace, Mr. Sullivan promised.