The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday by phone with Afghan CEO Abdullah Abdullah to discuss President Trump’s November 28th visit to Afghanistan. Secretary Pompeo thanked CEO Abdullah for his support for the safe recovery of Professors Kevin King and Timothy Weeks. The Secretary also thanked CEO Abdullah for his efforts to promote an Afghan peace process, including the importance of a reduction in violence and intra-Afghan negotiations between Afghans and the Taliban. Secretary Pompeo underscored U.S. support for Afghanistan’s democracy and the importance of a transparent electoral process leading to a credible outcome.