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Pompeo, Ghani discuss US investment in Afghanistan

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

of State in a first telephonic conversation with Afghan has reinforced the commitment of US investment in Afghanistan, the state department has said.

This was Pompeo's first call with Ghani after he became the of State last month, replacing

"Pompeo reinforced our enduring investment in Afghanistan, as outlined in the President's South strategy, and expressed support for the Afghan military's defence of the city of Farah," State Department said.

During the call, he also commended Ghani for his commitment to building a secure and prosperous future for his country and noted the government's efforts to reform their institutions to ensure the upcoming elections are transparent, credible and carried out on time.

"The two discussed the strong partnership between the and in the fight against terrorism and our support for an Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process," Nauert added.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 09:40 IST