Afghan president meets visiting US security adviser

Source:Xinhua Published: 2017/4/16 19:43:58

Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with visiting US 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 US official to visit Afghanistan since US 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 US military struck an Islamic State (IS) group's hideout with a massive bomb in eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar.

At least 94 IS militants were killed by a GBU-43 or Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB) bomb that targeted an IS cave complex on Thursday and the largest non-nuclear bomb also destroyed an IS hideout, three caves as well as 300-meter-long tunnels in the mountainous province bordering Pakistan.


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