Biden calls President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

Readout of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Call with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan.

APRIL 14, 2021

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Ashraf Ghani. They discussed their continued commitment to a strong bilateral partnership following the departure of U.S. troops from Afghanistan and affirmed shared respect and gratitude for the sacrifices made by American forces, alongside NATO allies and operational partners, as well as by the Afghan people and Afghan service members over the past two decades.

President Biden emphasized that the United States will continue to support the Afghan people, including through continued development, humanitarian, and security assistance.

President Biden and President Ghani reaffirmed their shared conviction that every effort should be made to achieve a political settlement so that the Afghan people can live in peace.