Vice President Mike Pence met with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, and other senior Afghan leaders at the Presidential Palace in Kabul on December 21. Vice President Pence and President Ghani were accompanied by U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass and Resolute Support and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Commander General John W. Nicholson, Jr. in talks highlighting President Trump’s South Asia strategy and its positive effects on Afghanistan’s security situation. They also focused on prospects for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan, the need for the Afghan government’s continued progress on reforms, and the importance of preparing for timely parliamentary and presidential elections.
During the visit, Vice President Pence reaffirmed U.S. support for Afghanistan’s Government of National Unity, as well as U.S. support to the Afghan people in the areas of peace, security, and economic development.
Vice President Pence also met with the leadership of U.S. Forces-Afghanistan and greeted the soldiers serving here.