Ghani’s US tour bearing burden to lower strains in Washington-Kabul relations

March 25, 2015 11:23 PM

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KABUL: Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani is leading a high rank 70-member delegation, including his former electoral rival and serving chief executive in the government Abdullah Abdullah, in Washington for talks with US leaders to seek their continued support.

The visit is taking place after the security transition from the US-led NATO coalition forces, involving the withdrawal of more than 120,000 allied troops from Afghanistan, despite the ongoing Taliban-led militancy and impoverished economic situation of the region.

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