By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with Australian Governor General David Hurley here at the presidential palace yesterday and both sides discussed peace process, security, counterterrorism and enhancing bilateral ties, the statement from presidential press office said.
Welcoming the Australian Governor General and praising the country’s support to Afghanistan, President Ghani said the efforts for peace was not limited to Afghanistan, as the peace process has regional dimensions and we want to end the four decades of war, the president was quoted in the statement as saying.
The president went on saying that Afghansitan was working hard for the peace process, adding Taliban’s safe havens outside the country and the group’s links with other terrorists’ networks and drug mafia has been the main concerns.
Hinting to Daesh defeat in Afghansitan, President Ghani said Afghan National Defense and Security Forces were focusing on counterterrorism operations, calling terrorism a shared threat for the country and its allies. “We have removed the security deadlock through our Afghan National Defense and Security forces,” the president added.
Congratulating the successful holding of the presidential election, Australian Governor General praised Afghan forces role during the process, reiterating his country’s support for Afghanistan and the Afghan security forces, according to the statement.
Meanwhile the Governor General said Australia was seeking enhanced bilateral cooperation with Afghansitan, adding his country was ready to share experiences in areas of mining, education, water management and agriculture with Afghanistan, the statement added.