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President Ghani Left Kabul for Washington

President Ashraf Ghani, heading a high-level delegation, left Kabul on Wednesday evening for a two-day official visit to the US, says the presidential palace in a statement.

During the visit, the President will have separate meetings with the US President, members of Congress and the senate, high-ranking government officials, and influential figures.

According to the statement, President Ghani will discuss the new chapter of relations between the two countries, further strengthening of diplomatic relations, financing, equipping and supporting the security and defense forces, US cooperation with Afghanistan’s economic and development sectors, and the joint fight against terrorism.
The President is accompanied by first VP Amrullah Saleh, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the high council for national reconciliation, FM Haneef Atmar, NSA Hamdullah Mohib, Wahid Omar, director-general of the office of public and strategic affairs, and some members of government negotiating team.

The White House has previously said that President Joe Biden will meet with President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah at the White House on Friday 25 June 2021.

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