In a telephonic conversation on Thursday night, President Ashraf Ghani and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed counter terrorism, Afghanistan and regional security, economy and other bilateral issues, a press release issued by the Presidential Palace said.
The press release said Ghani and Trump also exchanged views on strengthening ties between the two governments and people of the two countries which are based on the national interests of Afghanistan and the United States.
In this conversation, Ghani said the Afghan Defense and Security Forces have went through a ‘difficult’ phase and that NATO’s Resolute Support and the U.S. forces have cooperated with their Afghan partners in mainlining security as well as combat against terrorism in the country.
Ghani meanwhile said Afghanistan will change into a self-reliant country in fight against terrorism in the near future.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump said the success of Afghanistan and its effective efforts in fighting terrorism have made the two countries major partners, the statement said.
Trump said he will meet with the Afghan president in the near future, the statement added.
According to the press release, the two sides agreed that teams from the two countries will discuss and work on the issues which were mentioned by the leaders in the telephonic conversation.