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Vice President Mike Pence spoke with President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan by phone today. The Vice President expressed the Administration’s condolences for the recent terrorist attacks against the Afghan people, and recognized the bravery of the Afghan security forces.  The Vice President also noted that attacks like these only highlight the barbarity and cowardice of the insurgency, and strengthen America’s resolve to support Afghanistan and its National Unity Government.  Vice President Pence and President Ghani reaffirmed the enduring bonds and close alliance between the United States and Afghanistan.