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President Ghani Meets Australian Foreign Minister

President Ghani Meets Australian Foreign MinisterPresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met this noon with Australian Foreign Minister, Ms. Julie Bishop.

The meeting was held at the Presidential Palace, where the two sides discussed various issues, including peace, security, economy, counter-terrorism and Australian assistance to Afghanistan.

 President Ghani welcomed Foreign Minister Bishop to Afghanistan and congratulated her on the National Day of Australia.

 The President appreciated the sacrifices, Australian troops have made for the Afghan people, as well as  thanked for Australian assistance to Afghanistan for more than a decade. 

On behalf of the people and the government of Australia, Ms. Bishop said her country remains committed for long-term partnership with Afghanistan and stands ready to help  Afghanistan fulfill its needs in any area.

 She added their only hope is to see that Afghanistan becomes a peaceful, stable and prosperous country.