Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani spoke to the United States president-elect Donald Trump on Friday night, said a statement of Presidential Palace released here on Saturday.
During the telephone conversation, the Afghan president, besides congratulating Trump over wining in the elections, noted that relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan is based on common strategic interests and hoped that relations under his leadership would further enhanced.
The Afghan president in the telephone talks also expressed gratitude over U.S. support in the war on terror and reconstruction process of Afghanistan, the statement added.
Trump said Afghanistan’s rich natural minerals is potential economic development of the country, saying his administration would be ready to help Afghanistan in this field to achieve economic development.
Both leaders also exchanged views on the war on terror, Afghanistan’s security situation, and the region.
The U.S. president-elect, hailing the performances of Afghan security forces, assured that the U.S. during his tenure would stand alongside the people and the government of Afghanistan, according to the statement.
During the talks, Trump invited Ghani to visit the U.S. for further discussions on bilateral issues which was accepted by the Afghan president.
The Afghan leader also invited the U.S. president-elect to tour Afghanistan, a request accepted by Trump and said, “To visit U.S. forces, Afghanistan might be the first country to tour”. Enditem