KABUL, July 17 (Xinhua) -- The visiting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of U.S. army General Joseph Dunford met President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani here on Sunday and reassured support to Afghanistan, a statement of Arg or Presidential Palace released here said.
"General Dunford reassured his country's enduring support to Afghanistan particularly to the Afghan security forces during the meeting," the statement added.
During the meeting which held in Arg, matters relating mutual interests including situation in Afghanistan and enhancing military cooperation were discussed, the statement asserted.
The top U.S. military officer in the meeting also praised Afghan security forces role in providing security for their country, saying the Afghan Special Forces could be among the best institutions in the region.
In the meeting, President Ghani termed terrorism as a threat to stability of the region and the world at large, and called for joint cooperation against terrorists.
General Dunford also met with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah earlier on Sunday and exchanged views on matters relating mutual interests.
Earlier on July 12 U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Afghanistan and reassured support to the conflict-hit country.
The NATO and U.S. forces completed their combat mission in Afghanistan by the end of 2014, after 13 years of military presence in the country.
Nearly 13,000 foreign forces are currently stationed in Afghanistan within the framework of the NATO-led Resolute Support (RS) mission to help Afghan forces in the field of training and advising and backing Afghan forces in the war on insurgents.