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Ahmadzai asks ex-VP to support new govt

Ahmadzai asks ex-VP to support new govt

Oct 23, 2014 - 19:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Thursday praised former vice-president Karim Khalili’s efforts at strengthening democracy, peace and reconstructioninfo-icon.

Ahmadzai said this in a message read out to a gathering of more than one thousand people at the Loya Jirgainfo-icon tent paying tribute to Khalili. A message from his first Vice-President Gen. Abdur Rashid Dostum was also read out.

Ahmadzai praised Khalili’s contributions to the Jihadinfo-icon movement and to the Afghan government during the past 13 years. He urged the ex-VP to cooperate with the new government and share his experience with it.

Dostum praised Khalili for maintaining justice among the people and his honest efforts at ensuring a peaceful transfer of power. The former VP was presented appreciation letters from civil societyinfo-icon groups.

In his remarks, Khalili said: “My deeds are not as big as my friends say, but I thank them for their love.” On the peaceful transition of power, Khalili said he was happy that he had been supporting former president Hamid Karzai in this regard.

“The problem the previous government faced was the opposition but now both of the campaigns have joined force for Afghanistaninfo-icon’s development and there are no differences among them,” Khalili added.

The Hazara community leader said steps taken by the new government during the first month of its inauguration were appreciable and people wished the new leader would take effective measures to improve the country’s situation.

“I tried my level best to do something good for the wellbeing of our people,” he said.




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