US Homeland Security’s Monaco Meets With Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah


US Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco met Wednesday with Chief Executive of Afghanistan Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and congratulated him on the one year anniversary of the National Unity Government, and reiterated the ongoing US commitment to a stable, sovereign Afghanistan.

According to the White House, during the meeting, Monaco praised Afghan Security Forces’ efforts to counter the Taliban’s recent advances in Kunduz and reaffirmed continued US And Coalition support.

Both leaders agreed on the importance of the National Unity Government, led by President Ghani and supported by Chief Executive Abdullah, working together to deliver on its promises to the Afghan people, according to the White House.

During their meeting, Monaco and Dr. Abdullah acknowledged that this is a critical time of transition for Afghanistan and discussed how the United States and Afghanistan can ensure that Afghan security forces have the capabilities and training necessary to preserve the gains made over the past 13 years.

Additionally, Monaco and Dr. Abdullah affirmed the importance of continuing to work together to maintain a productive security and counterterrorism partnership in the years ahead, the White House said.

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