Afghan president meets visiting US security adviser

Kabul

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with visiting U.S. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster on Sunday and the two sides discussed the Afghan security situation and bilateral ties, the Afghan Presidential Palace said.
They also exchanged views on fighting terrorism and Afghan reforms and development during the meeting, the Presidential palace said.
McMaster is the highest-ranking U.S. official to visit Afghanistan since U.S. President Donald Trump’s inauguration in January.
Earlier on Sunday, McMaster also held talks with Afghan government’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah and his Afghan counterpart Haneef Atmar.
The visit came days after the U.S. military struck an Islamic State (IS) group’s hideout with a massive bomb in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.—NNI

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