Ghani said Afghan security forces had retaken six districts. He said he respected Biden's decision and that the United States and Afghanistan partnership is entering a new phase.
"We are determined to have unity, coherence," he said.
The Oval Office meeting could be as valuable to Ghani for its symbolism and any new U.S. help. It will be seen as affirming Biden's support for the beleaguered Afghan leader as he confronts Taliban gains, bombings and assassinations, a surge in COVID-19 cases, and political infighting in Kabul.
Biden's embrace, however, comes only months after U.S. officials were pressuring Ghani to step aside for a transitional government under a draft political accord that they floated in a failed gambit to break a stalemate in peace talks.
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