Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells Meets Afghan and International Partners in Kabul

During a three-day visit to Kabul, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South
and Central Asian Affairs Ambassador Alice Wells met with Afghan President
Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, National Security Advisor
Mohammad Hanif Atmar, National Directorate of Security Chief Mohammad
Masoom Stanekzai, Secretary General of the High Peace Council Akram Khapalwak,
Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani, and other senior Afghan leaders to discuss
issues of mutual importance and bilateral cooperation.
Ambassador Wells also met with Resolute Support Commander General John W.
Nicholson, NATO Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Cornelius
Zimmermann, and other Coalition partners. In addition, she hosted a meeting with
Independent Election Commission commissioners and met separately with leading
Afghan civil society figures.
During her visit, Ambassador Wells underscored U.S. support for Afghanistan’s
continued economic and political development, the holding of timely and credible
elections, as well as efforts to bring peace, security, and stability to the country and
the region as part of the U.S. South Asia strategy.