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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout of U. S. National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster’s Call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

U.S. National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan today. Lieutenant General McMaster expressed the deepest sympathies of the United States for the barbaric attacks in Kabul last week. Lieutenant General McMaster condemned the terrorist attacks in the strongest terms and noted that the United States stands in solidarity with the Afghan government and people. Lieutenant General McMaster underscored America’s steadfast support for the National Unity Government, and he recognized that because terrorists are seeking to divide the Afghan people, it is more important than ever, in the face of such adversity, to remain united and be strong in our resolve to achieve the security and peace that the people of Afghanistan deserve. He wished President Ghani and all Afghans best wishes for Ramadan and expressed confidence that the Afghan people would overcome this difficult period and defeat their enemies. He expressed admiration for the courageous Afghan security forces who, every day, work to confront the enemies of all civilized people.