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Abdullah sees no change in Pakistan strategy as yet

Abdullah sees no change in Pakistan strategy as yet

Sep 27, 2018 - 21:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has said Afghanistaninfo-icon enjoys good relations with Central Asia, Iran and India but relations with Pakistaninfo-icon are not good over the country’s provision of safe havens for terrorists.

He was speaking at a meeting on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, organized by the Council on Foreign Relations with members of the organization and scholars and friends of Afghanistan.

A press release issued by Abdullah’s office in Kabul said the host of the program “A dialogue with Abdullah Abdullah” raised questions about Afghanistan and the CEO answered them.

The participants of the meeting also raised questions about various issues concerning the US-Afghanistan relations, the fight against terrorism, elections, Afghanistan's regional relations, drug trafficking and good governance.

Abdullah recognized the situation in Afghanistan as well and emphasized that his country was moving forward and called on the international community, especially the United States, to continue to work to protect and preserve achievements of the later years. The CEO also stressed that anti-terrorist struggle required joint efforts and global collaboration.

He said Afghanistan’s relations with Central Asia, Iran and India were good but relations with Pakistan were not good due to the country’s support and provision of safe havens to terrorists.

The chief executive said Pakistanis had made good promises with the Afghans, but in practice they saw no change in their policies until now.

“We do not see a change in the Pakistani strategy for the time being and we demand continued pressure on Pakistan and continued and intensified operations against the Talibaninfo-icon, to provide a peace platform," he said.

Abdullah emphasized that Afghanistan would continue its efforts to improve its relations with its neighbors and work together to fight terror.

He also emphasized that the national unity government was committed to holding transparent and credible elections and in this regard he will not hesitate to take any action.

According to another report, the chief executive met with the board of directors of the Wall Street Journal in New York.

At the meeting, the Chief Executive spoke on political-security situation and achievements and challenges in Afghanistan .

The members of the newspaper board raised questions on various issues such as the new US strategy in South Asia, the security situation, peace talks, regional relations of Afghanistan, the ISIS phenomenon, the expectations of Afghanistan from the international community and the United States and the holding of parliamentary and presidential elections.

In response to their questions, Abdullah said despite the challenges in Afghanistan he saw major changes in the community and hoped for the country’s good future.



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