Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Language
Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

US hopes for inclusive, transparent polls

US hopes for inclusive, transparent polls

By
On
Jun 06, 2013 - 15:41

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (PANinfo-icon): An American diplomat in the northern Afghanistaninfo-icon on Thursday hoped the Afghans would actively participate in next year’s presidential and provincial council elections.

Peter Kaestner told a news conference in Mazari-Sharif the United States was confident the election would be transparent and inclusive and its outcome would be acceptable to all Afghans.

“The elections will be Afghan-led and the US will only provide assistance to them in conducting the process in a free and fair manner,” the diplomat remarked, explaining the Americans did not support any particular candidate or party.

In response to a query, Kaestner said any decision on Talibaninfo-icon’s participation in the election had to be taken by the Afghan government and the Independent Election Commission.

While cooperating with Afghanistan in diverse fields, he said the US was currently implementing 40 different programmes in the country in areas of enhancing the capacity of election staff, reconstructioninfo-icon, educationinfo-icon, agricultureinfo-icon and water supply.

mud

Tags: 

Related Article


Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.

   

Add new comment

Advertisement

Advertisement

Twitter Update