Afghanistan welcomes Trump's national security strategy

Source: Xinhua| 2017-12-19 16:30:32|Editor: Yurou
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KABUL, Dec. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan government on Tuesday welcomed the U.S. president's new national security strategy, saying the plan was in the line with Kabul's and Washington's shared objectives against terrorism, said the Afghan Presidential Palace.

"President Donald Trump's new National Security Strategy (NSS) affirms the enduring U.S.-Afghanistan strategic partnership," the palace said in a statement.

On Monday, Trump announced the national security strategy, the first of its kind since he took office in January.

"The NSS and the U.S. South Asia strategy are the cornerstones upon which our shared efforts to defeat terrorism and bring stability to Afghanistan are built. Our partnership, which reflects a renewed U.S. commitment, will set the conditions to end the war and finally bring peace to Afghanistan," the statement read.

The Afghan government welcomed "the strategy aims to strengthen peace and stability in the region especially through diplomatic means," it said.

The Afghan government was committed to the principle of mutual respect and cooperation among states in the region.

"We have always worked and shall continue to do so for a peaceful region with increased connectivity for the shared economic development of our people in this region. To this end, we will continue to work with our neighbors close and far in the region," said the statement.