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More US help for Afghanistan if needed, says Kabul

"President elect Trump emphasised that the US will continue to remain with the government and people of Afghanistan during his term," the statement said.

Updated: Dec 03, 2016, 19:15 PM IST
More US help for Afghanistan if needed, says Kabul

Kabul: The US would provide more assistance to Afghanistan if required, the Afghan government said in a statement.

"If Afghanistan needs more security assistance, his administration, after assessing the needs, will focus on providing more security support," AFP quoted the statement from President Ashraf Ghani's office as saying.

In a telephone conversation with Ghani, US president-elect Donald Trump promised more support to the country if necessary, the report said.

"President elect Trump praised the Afghan forces' defence of Afghanistan and its people and emphasised that the US will continue to remain with the government and people of Afghanistan during his term," the statement said.

Around 8,000 foreign troops, including US soldiers, are still in Afghanistan to help fight Taliban militancy, some 15 years after the invasion of the country.