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PARIS (Reuters) – France on Wednesday backed a commitment by U.S. President Donald Trump to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan. “France recognises the importance of this undertaking and remains resolutely engaged in the struggle against terrorism,” a foreign ministry statement said. Trump on Monday rowed back on a campaign pledge to quit Afghanistan, committing instead to an open-ended “fight to win” against Taliban insurgents there.

(Reporting by Andrew Callus; editing by John Stonestreet)
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