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Delhi for smooth political transition in Kabul

Delhi for smooth political transition in Kabul

Jul 12, 2014 - 16:31

NEW DELHI (Pajhwok): India said on Saturday it counted on the wisdom of the Afghan people and their election machinery for the smooth completion of the electoral process in the war-torn country.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Externalinfo-icon Affairs told reporters: "We count on the wisdom of the Afghan people, the government and the election machinery of Afghanistaninfo-icon.”

Asked about charges of fraud, he said the two candidates would help efforts to find an amicable solution for the smooth completion of the election process in Afghanistan’s larger interest.

"India has consistently stood with and supported the Afghan people in their quest to build a peaceful, stable, united, democratic and prosperous Afghanistan,” the spokesman observed.

A credible and transparent election, accepted by all, and leading to a smooth political transition was essential for the Afghans to achieve preserve the enormous gains made in the past decade, he added.

"Therefore, at this critical juncture of multiple transitions for Afghanistan, the election process should become a source of unity, not of discord," he said.

India deeply admired the democratic commitment shown by the people of Afghanistan in the presidential election, despite threats of widespread violence.

"We hope the final outcome of the election will be in accordance with the Constitution and the electoral laws of Afghanistan,” the spokesman said.


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