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Polls historic opportunity for Afghanistan: NATO (Video)

Polls historic opportunity for Afghanistan: NATO (Video)

Nov 05, 2012 - 16:09

KABUL (PAN): The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) on Monday welcomed the Independent Election Commission’s announcement of the date for the upcoming presidential and provincial council polls.

Set for April 5, 2014, the elections presented a historic opportunity for Afghanistan, a spokesman for NATO’s senior civilian representative told a news conference in Kabul.

Dominic Medley recalled NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen had hailed Afghan authorities’ commitment to inclusive, transparent and credible elections.

“Allies and ISAF partners look forward to a democratic process, in accordance with the constitution, which will contribute to stability, security and prosperity,” he said.

At the Lisbon Summit in Portugal on Nov. 19-20, 2010, NATO and Afghanistan launched the transition process and embarked on a long-term partnership, the spokesman added.PAJHWOK/Ataullah Khpulwok


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