Afghan President meets British FM in Kabul

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June 26 (IANS) Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson here and exchanged views on matters pertaining mutual interests including the war on terror and situation in Afghanistan, an official statement said on Tuesday.

The recent ceasefire between Afghan government and Taliban which was ended by Taliban on June 17 and government efforts to extend it were also discussed at the meeting, a Presidential Palace statement was quoted by Xinhua news agency.

“Britain welcomes the recent interim ceasefire between Afghan government and Taliban militants, and we will remain committed with the people and government of Afghanistan,” the statement quoted British Foreign Minister as saying.

Britain will continue its military and non-military support to the people of Afghanistan, Johnson said at the meeting, according to the statement.

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