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US supports Afghan peace offer to Taliban

AT-KABUL: The United States supports Afghan government’s peace offer to the Taliban, calling on the insurgent group to accept the constitution and government’s achievements and stop violence, the US deputy ambassador to Kabul, Annie Pforzheirmer said.

In a meeting with the Afghan national security adviser, Hanif Atmar on Wednesday, Pforzheimer congratulated the Kabul Process second session as well as the Tashkent conference on Afghanistan, saying “there is hope for peace in Afghanistan”.

She assured Atmar of her country’s continual support, saying that Washington was committed in training and advising Afghan security forces, the national security council said in a statement.

The two sides also discussed parliamentary election in Afghanistan, and Atmar called the United States “an important partner for Afghan government and people”. He added that the common interests between Kabul and Washington caused deep and wide strategic relations.

Atmar called peace as a vital need of Afghan people and government, saying the US had been always helping peace and stability in the region and realized Afghans’ need to peace.

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