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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani about developments in Afghanistan.  They discussed the urgency of ongoing diplomatic and political efforts to reduce the violence.  The Secretary emphasized the United States’ commitment to a strong diplomatic and security relationship with the Government of Afghanistan and our continuing support for the people of Afghanistan.

U.S. Department of State

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