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Germany, US stress sweeping electoral reforms

Germany, US stress sweeping electoral reforms

May 23, 2015 - 11:17



KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US and German special representatives for Afghanistaninfo-icon and Pakistaninfo-icon have stressed the need electoral reforms without further delay.

Speaking at a press conference after the Afghanistan Contact Group (ACG) meeting, Daniel Feldman, the US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, stressed it was necessary that the elections were acceptable to everybody in Afghanistan. “We all want electoral reforms commission be established and start work soon.”

Feldman welcomed unity government’s efforts in completing its council of ministers, calling it very good news.

He praised Afghan security forces’ performance for having full responsibility in providing security for Afghan people. He said his government would lend full support for Afghan forces.

Michael Koch, German special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said the ACG meeting in Kabul was a representative of the international community’s commitment and support for Afghanistan.

He said based on the agreement on which the unity government was formed it was necessary that the electoral reforms commission start its work.

He expressed concerns about a spike in insecurity in northern provinces, saying training of Afghan forces was ongoing in an effective manner.



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