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Blinken, Ghani call for quickened pace in Afghan peace talks -U.S. State Department

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Blinken, Ghani call for quickened pace in Afghan peace talks -U.S. State Department
Blinken, Ghani call for quickened pace in Afghan peace talks -U.S. State Department   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a phone call on Tuesday agreed on the need to speed up Afghan peace talks and condemned ongoing attacks by the Taliban, the U.S. State Department said.

In a statement outlining the discussion, State Department spokesman Ned Price said Blinken reiterated the “strong and enduring U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.”