US Secretary of Defense meets with Ashraf Ghani

The US Secretary of Defense, who arrived in Kabul today on an unannounced visit, met with Ashraf Ghani to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan.

The Presidential Palace announced that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin met with Ashraf Ghani in Kabul this afternoon.

During the meeting on Sunday evening, the two sides expressed concern over the escalation of violence in the country, according to the citadel.

Ghani and the US Secretary of Defense stressed that lasting and just peace is the key to the current situation in Afghanistan.

According to Arg, Austin said the United States supports Afghanistan in this regard. The US Secretary of Defense visited Kabul after his visit to India.

On the eve of the Istanbul Summit on Peace in Afghanistan, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin arrived in Kabul on Sunday (April 1st).

The trip comes as US officials say they have not begun reviewing the Doha agreement; But all options, including the withdrawal of US troops by May 1, are still on the table.