President Ghani receives US acting defense secretary

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KABUL–Afghan Ashraf Ghani has met US acting defense secretary Patrick Shanahan here in Kabul on Tuesday. 
President Ghani said that the US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia has yielded positive results, but destroying and dismantling the safe havens of terrorists in neighboring country that has been a strategic goal has not been achieved so far.

Both sides stressed that working to ensure lasting peace, peace process and counter terrorism efforts and military partnership between Afghanistan and US would continue until peace is restored. 

Both sides also mentioned the call for a consultative Loya Jirga that would be soon held in Kabul. After  holding Loya Jirga, the government will hold  third meeting of Kabul Process which will focus on the peace process. 

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