Atmar, Votel discuss Afghan troops’ needs
AT-KABUL: National Security Adviser, Hanif Atmar in meeting with the commander of the US central command, General Joseph Votel in Kabul, discussed the needs of the Afghan security forces.
The National Security Council said Saturday that the two sides also talked on how to neutralize terrorist plans in the war season, abilities of the Afghan troops and challenges they are facing.
Atmar assured Votel that Afghan security forces are fully ready to respond terrorist attacks, demanding more aerial support by the US troops. He also spoke about a regional consensus over fight against terrorism, asking for the US cooperation with the consensus.
General Votel promised that the US troops would continue cooperation with the Afghan forces in fight against terrorists, saying that the US would evaluate the needs of Afghan forces to take urgent measures.
Atmar and Votel also talked on Taliban’s interest in joining the peace process and the US new strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia.
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