UK Supports Afghan Govt’s Fight against Taliban: Boris Johnson

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a telephonic conversation with President Ashraf Ghani on Friday reiterated his country’s continued support to the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban, according to a statement by the British government.

“He (UK prime minister) reiterated the UK’s longstanding support for the Afghan government’s fight against the Taliban as part of the NATO coalition,” the statement said.

“They agreed on the importance of making progress in peace talks to secure a sovereign, democratic and united Afghanistan, and to preserve the gains made by civil society and women and girls,” the statement reads.

The Presidential Palace said in a statement that Ghani and Johnson discussed bilateral relations and the Afghan peace process.

The British prime minister assured President Ghani of his country’s continued support to the Afghan peace process, strengthened regional diplomacy, and UK’s support to Afghan forces, the Palace said.

The statement says that the UK Prime Minister and President Ghani also discussed global efforts to tackle the pandemic and the rollout of vaccines in Afghanistan and the UK.