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The Afghan government on Tuesday welcomed US President Donald Trump's new national security strategy, saying the plan was in line with Kabul' and Washington shared objectives against terrorism.

"President Trump's new national security strategy affirms the enduring US-Afghanistan strategic partnership," the Presidential palace said in a statement.

On Monday night, Trump announced the strategy, the first of its kind since he took office in January, reports Xinhua news agency.

"The national security strategy and the US-South Asia strategy are the cornerstones upon which our shared efforts to defeat terrorism and bring stability to Afghanistan are built. Our partnership, which reflects a renewed US commitment, will set the conditions to end the war and finally bring peace to Afghanistan," the statement read.

The Afghan government welcomed "the strategy aims to strengthen peace and stability in the region especially through diplomatic means.

"We have always worked and shall continue to do so for a peaceful region with increased connectivity for the shared economic development of our people in this region. To this end, we will continue to work with our neighbours close and far in the region," it added.