US Army Chief arrived in Afghanistan

US Army Chief arrived in Afghanistan

KABUL - Mark Alexander Milley, the Chief of Staff of the US Army arrived in Afghanistan for talks over Afghanistan peace.

He met with President Ashraf Ghani and some of his cabinet ministers in Kabul on Thursday.

Presidential Palace said in a statement that in this meeting, the two sides discussed the “positive impacts” of the US strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process and plans for moving the country towards self-reliance, TOLO News has reported.

According to the statement, President Ghani said in the meeting that the Afghan government has taken required reform plans on hand and that it is moving in the right direction.

The statement has not given more details about this meeting which comes amid reports about a possible withdrawal of a “significant” number of US troops from Afghanistan.

There are at least 14,000 forces in Afghanistan who are engaged in counterterror as well as train and advise mission for their Afghan counterparts.