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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Readout by the Press Secretary on the President's Monthly Update on Afghanistan and Pakistan

The President met with his national security team for his monthly update on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The President and his team began with a discussion on Afghanistan, including the progress that’s been made in the security situation following the Marjah offensive, the training of Afghan Security Forces, and efforts to support fair and effective governance at the national and sub-national level. The President and his team also discussed the progress made by the Pakistani military through its offensive, continued U.S. support for Pakistani people, and the continuation of our Strategic Dialogue with the Pakistani government.