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Readout from NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan's Call with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib

May 26, 2021

National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with Afghan National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib. Mr. Sullivan emphasized that the United States will remain deeply engaged with the Government of Afghanistan and the Afghan people, as U.S. troops depart the country. He and Dr. Mohib reaffirmed the enduring strength of the bilateral partnership and committed to continue to consult closely. Mr. Sullivan outlined U.S. plans to continue security assistance to Afghan National Defense and Security Forces, as well as civilian assistance to help the Afghan people. The National Security Advisors agreed on the importance of the two governments continuing to work closely together in support of common objectives, including a negotiated political settlement that ends the war in Afghanistan. Mr. Sullivan underscored that the United States will stand firmly with the Afghan people as they seek to achieve a durable and inclusive peace.

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