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Khalilzad welcomes postponement of presidential inauguration

Khalilzad welcomes postponement of presidential inauguration

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Feb 26, 2020 - 15:01

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US Special Representative for Afghanistaninfo-icon Reconciliation on Wednesday welcomed President Ashraf Ghani’s decision to postpone his oath-taking ceremony.

In a series of tweets, the diplomat said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan has announced the postponement of tomorrow’s planned presidential inauguration ceremony…:

He hailed Ghani’s decision to postpone the event until March 9 -- a move would allow time for necessary consultations so that the best interests of Afghanistan and its people were persevered by the new government.

“As the electoral process has concluded, Ghani, as the declared winner, and other leaders should ensure that the new government is inclusive and reflects the aspirations of all Afghans,” he concluded.

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