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Bahrami, Shanahan support US strategy for S. Asia

Bahrami, Shanahan support US strategy for S. Asia

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Nov 21, 2017 - 08:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Afghan and American defence officials have supported President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy.

Acting defence minister, Lt. Gen. Tariq Shah Bahrami, and Deputy Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan backed the strategy at a meeting in the Pentagon on Monday.

Shanahan’s spokesperson Sarah Higgins said the two leaders reaffirmed their continued support for the US-Afghanistaninfo-icon strategic partnership.

She said: “They discussed measures to support the president's South Asia strategy” announced in August to stabilise Afghanistan.

They also conferred on US forces continuing to work by, with and through NATOinfo-icon allies and partners to train, advise, assist and provide fire and air support to the Afghan government.

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