July 22, 2015 / 7:36 PM / 4 years ago

Obama discusses U.S. partnership with Afghan leaders: White House

Afghan forces prepare for battle with Taliban on the outskirts of Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan June 21, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama talked with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday about ways to strengthen Afghan forces and offered support for the Afghan-led peace process with the Taliban, the White House said.

“The President also praised the Afghan security forces’ performance during the current fighting season,” the White House said.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Peter Cooney

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