Antony Blinken speaks with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss, discuss Afghanistan issue
Washington: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken spoke with newly appointed UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss on Friday when they discussed numerous issues including the ongoing developments in Afghanistan.
"Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss. Secretary Blinken congratulated Foreign Secretary Truss on her appointment and highlighted the importance of the United States-UK bilateral relationship in supporting democracy, the rules-based international order, and open societies worldwide," read a statement issued by the US Secretary of State.
"They also discussed shared foreign policy priorities including Afghanistan, the People’s Republic of China, Iran, and multilateral engagement to tackle the climate crisis," the statement further said.
Afghanistan witnessed a major development in recent days when Taliban insurgents took control of the country after entering Kabul city on Aug 15.
The Taliban announced a government this month.