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Abdullah says committed to political stability

Abdullah says committed to political stability

Aug 24, 2016 - 19:39

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday said he was committed to political stability in the country and the unity government deal was the backbone of a stable political process.

The CEO was talking to European Union (EU) Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini over the telephone, a statement from the CEO’s media office said.

Abdullah also conveyed his condolences to Mogherini over a recent earthquake that claimed at least 60 precious lives in Italy.

The magnitude 6.2 quake hit north-east of Rome, not far from Perugia, causing most of the fatalities in Accumoli, close to the epicentre.

Abdullah also discussed with Mogherini recent political developments in Afghanistaninfo-icon and thanked the EU for continued support to the war-torn country.

The CEO said he was committed to political stability which resulted from the unity government deal struck two years back.

Mogherini stressed political stability in Afghanistan and said both the leaders should to work jointly which was necessary for the continuation of international support to Afghanistan.

Tension between the two unity government partners, President Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah resurfaced after the latter publicly accused the former of being sincere about what they had agreed upon in the unity government deal.

“We preferred patience, but I assure people their efforts would not end up in smoke,” CEO had said. About his previous speech, Abdullah said: “Whatever I said was not my personal anger; it was the truth the people should understand.”

NATOinfo-icon Resolute Support (RS) Commander Gen. Nicholson has warned any political instability in Afghanistan would derail security gains made over the last few months.

During an exclusive interview with Pajhwok Afghan News the US and NATO forces commander had said they respected the political set-up in Afghanistan and had no involvement with them at any level.



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