March 12, 2015 / 7:07 PM / 3 years ago

Obama spoke with Afghan leaders on Thursday: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan on Thursday to urge faster progress toward an “inclusive national unity government” there, the White House said.

Obama also spoke with Afghanistan’s chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah and praised the leaders’ efforts to improve relations with Pakistan, the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Sandra Maler

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