This is the first trip Tillerson in Afghanistan as head of the Department of state
U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson met Monday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani during unannounced visit to Kabul.
“The Secretary of state said that the new US strategy in South Asia is testimony to the commitment of the United States cooperation with the government of Afghanistan and with partners throughout the region to achieve peace in Afghanistan and prevent the existence of havens for terrorists that threaten the achievement of this goal”, – reads the statement of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul.
“President Ghani has reaffirmed that he supports the new strategy of the United States and stressed his government’s commitment to reforms aimed at strengthening security and improving the welfare of all Afghans”, – the document says.
This is the first visit Tillerson in Afghanistan as head of the state Department.