Afghanistan: Taliban 'cannot wait us out' — Pompeo in unannounced Kabul visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Kabul on Monday, where he discussed the implementation of United States' South Asia strategy with Afghani President Ashraf Ghani. Pompeo said the strategy was working as it sent the Taliban a clear message, that they cannot 'wait the US out' to continue the fighting. «We're beginning to see the results both on the battlefield... Еще, where the Talibans' momentum is slowing, and in the prospects for peace with them,» said Pompeo. Ghani, from his side, echoed Pompeo's words, saying, «Mr. Secretary, the strategy is working. It has had significant impact, it is getting every actor and stakeholder engaged in the conflict around Afghanistan, to recalculate, recalibrate, and think through the basic premise.» «What we particularly welcome about the strategy is the concept of a secure Afghanistan within a stable South Asia,» concluded Ghani.

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