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US urges Afghanistan-Pakistan on Afghan peace process

The U.S. is urging the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan to support a "credible" peace process with the Afghan Taliban.

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry made the case to the Afghan president and prime minister Thursday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The White House says Biden and Kerry reaffirmed U.S. support for improved ties between Afghanistan and Pakistan, offered condolences for recent terrorist attacks and encouraged them to remain committed to a "credible peace process."

The meeting came less than a week after diplomats from Afghanistan, Pakistan, China and the United States met in Kabul and called on the Taliban to resume peace talks with the Afghan government.