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Wednesday 11 December 2019

 

The press office of the Meshrano Jirga

November 20, 2019 

Fazal Hadi Muslimyar Speaker of the Meshrano Jirga in his office met with Karen Decker Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.

The meeting focused on the peace process and the start of inter-Afghan talks, strengthening cooperation between the two parliaments, combating corruption, equipping and strengthening the security forces, the remarkable achievements of the Afghan security forces in suppressing ISIL and some other topics were discussed.



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Fazal Hadi Muslimyar described corruption as a malicious phenomenon and recalled about the Afghan government's commitment to the serious fight against it, and expressed hope that international partners, especially the United States, would also be required to cooperate to fight corruption. Moreover, he described peace as the basic need of the Afghan people, saying that we hope the United States would have attention to relevant complaints and the Afghan people will be kept informed of any progress in dialogue with the Taliban. He said there could be doubt about US will and Dr. Zalmi Khalilzad's peace talks with the Taliban and the negotiations that are being conducted without the participation of the people and the government could have raised distrust and doubt. 

The Senate Speaker emphasized close ties and cooperation between the two countries, especially in overseeing government affairs and emphasized the strengthening of these ties. He also admired the sacrifices of the Afghan security and defense forces and the overwhelming support for ISIL suppression.



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Karen Decker Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in her speech praised the efforts of the Speaker and other members of the Senate in the fight against administrative corruption and its national decisions and expressed the US support for these issues. She added that she would take important opinions and advice from various members of the public on various issues, and also called for more efficient and coordinated meetings. She also praised the good achievements of the security forces in suppressing ISIL in Nangarhar and recalled his country's preparations for further aid to Afghanistan considered the Afghan government's decision to release three Taliban prisoners as an important step in launching direct talks with the Taliban.

Moreover, she referred the Dr. Zalmay Khalilzad's trips and talks with the Taliban, said the United States was only seeking to open the door for inter-Afghan talks in the peace process and would certainly not discuss the future government of Afghanistan, and any decision on internal matters of Afghanistan are related to the Afghans themselves