President Ghani meets with UK foreign secretary in Kabul

President Ashraf Ghani met with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson in the capital Kabul on Monday, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

According to the statement, in the meeting which took place in the Presidential Palace, both sides discussed on range of issues including ceasefire, peace process, counter-terrorism, regional cooperation and Afghanistan’s capacity and role in economic development of Central and South Asia.

In the meeting, the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomed the Afghan government’s ceasefire with the Taliban and said that his country will continue to stand alongside Afghanistan people.

Mr. Johnson stressed that the United Kingdom will continue its cooperation with Afghanistan and that his country “comprehensively”  supports the ceasefire and Afghan owned and Afghan led peace process.

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Britain Pledges £750m In Aid To Afghanistan

The UK will commit £750m ($980 million USD) to help improve health, education and security in Afghanistan, under a major new funding announcement.

The money, welcomed by aid agencies on Saturday, is to be spent over three years and will have a particular focus on helping women and girls in the war-ravaged country.

Writing exclusively in The Independent, International Development Secretary Priti Patel said the boost would not only reduce misery and suffering in the world, but also serve Britain’s interests by stabilising the country and reducing the need for people to make perilous long-journeys to the UK.

This comes shortly after Theresa May travelled to the United Nations and the G20 to assure the world the UK would not turn in on itself following the Brexit Vote, but also to urge leaders to do more to tackle mass-migration.

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