New Commander of US Army Central Command: Focus on training, financing and equipping Afghan security forces

Photo: Office of the President, ARG,President Ghani received the Commander of the US Army Central Command

Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, Jr., commander, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Central Command in a meeting with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, said the United States is working to focus on training, funding and equipping Afghan security and defense forces.





President Ghani met with the new commander of the Central Command of the US Army in the Presidential Palace yesterday (Saturday, January 17th), according to a statement from the ARG.

The president’s media office said that both sides discussed the joint fight with terrorism, regional issues, and funding and equipping Afghan security and defense forces.

The President is grateful for the cooperation of the United States of America with Afghanistan in various sectors and has made a great wish for Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenziein his new mission.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie said the United States is a strategic partner of the Afghan government, and the country is trying to focus more on training, funding and equipping Afghanistan’s security and defense forces.


Photo: FILE – Then-Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the nominee to be general and commander of U.S. Central Command, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 4, 2018.

Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the US Army Central Command on March 28th. He succeeded Army Gen. Joseph Votel. He has previously served as head of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and has traveled to Afghanistan several times.

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