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Karzai uneasy with contradictory statements on Afghan poll

Karzai uneasy with contradictory statements on Afghan poll

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Feb 20, 2020 - 15:57

 

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Former president Hamid Karzai has said contradictory statements from some international institutions involved in the election process clearly indicate externalinfo-icon efforts at dividing the Afghan people.

Karzai expressed these views during a meeting with US special representative for reconciliation in Afghanistaninfo-icon Zalmay Khalilzad here, a statement from the former president’s office said on Thursday.

US Embassy Charge D'Affaires Ross Wilson was present at the meeting held on Wednesday evening, in which bilateral relations and the ongoing situation in the country came up for discussion, the statement said.

Karzai discussed serious concerns of the Afghan people regarding the current issues in the country, especially the way the presidential elections were conducted and the final announced.

“The political upheaval stemming from the electoral process and contradictory statements of international institutions involved in this process are a clear indication of external efforts to divide the Afghan people and weaken our country,” he said.

The meeting comes as several presidential election candidates and some political figures rejected the final outcome of the presidential elections as illegal.

The US envoy is expected to meet a number of political leaders and government leaders.

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