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Corker Statement on Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s Address to a Joint Meeting of Congress

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made the following statement in advance of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s address later today to a joint meeting of Congress.

“I join my colleagues in welcoming Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to the U.S. Capitol for a joint meeting of Congress that comes at a pivotal time for his country and its relationship with the United States,” said Corker. “We have a vested interest in the ability of Afghans to secure and stabilize their country after the investments of the American people and the extraordinary sacrifices of our service members. President Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah now have an opportunity to deliver on promises of accountable and transparent governance while also mobilizing a reliable, effective security force in a region where terrorism remains a major threat.”