Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
The Vice President, joined by Secretary Kerry, met today in a trilateral setting in Davos with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. They discussed recent efforts to relaunch peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. The Vice President offered condolences for the loss of life from recent terrorist attacks in both countries and commended both leaders for their diplomatic efforts to advance peace. The Vice President reaffirmed U.S. support for reconciliation and improved bilateral ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan and called them important pillars of regional stability. The Vice President encouraged both leaders to remain committed to a credible peace process reinforced by tangible steps to reduce violence, eliminate militant safe havens, and promote bilateral cooperation.