Following the announcement of the presidential elections final results, the European Union High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell has called President Ashraf Ghani and congratulated him on the outcome of the electoral process. EU in a press release said that it pays tribute to the work of the Election Management Bodies under the challenges they were

19 February 2020

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) on Wednesday reviewed the third periodic report of Afghanistan on the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Committee Experts urged Afghanistan to build on the progress and achievements in gender equality, adding that hard-earned gains must not be lost in the future peace agreement.

19 February 2020

China has planned to provide aid medical equipment worth $ 250,000 to Afghan refugees in Pakistan this year for improving their living conditions, reports Gwadar Pro, quoting ambassador Yao Jing, as having said at the Refugees’ summit. As a responsible leading power and an important neighbor of Afghanistan, China has been cooperating with the United Nations, Pakistan, Iran and other countries to provide assistance

19 February 2020

The long-serving auditor of the U.S. war in Afghanistan said that administration after administration has swapped out top officials so often that it amounts to an “annual lobotomy” of institutional knowledge. “If we cannot end the annual lobotomy, we should at least mitigate its impact,” said John F. Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction. “I assumed my current post in 2012. I’m now

19 February 2020

After the announcement of the final results of the Presidential elections, the former President, Hamid Karzai said the election was not a nation-wide process and that it was imposed on the country's people. Releasing a statement regarding the Presidential elections, Karzai said, “Considering the situation in past five months, it has been anticipatable that the results will not be acceptable.”

19 February 2020

The US Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Ambassador Molly Phee, at the US Institute of Peace, said: “We will not prejudge the outcome of intra-Afghan negotiations.” “But we are prepared to support whatever consensus the Afghans are able to reach about their future political and governing arrangements,” Phee said. “We believe we have established the conditions

19 February 2020

The second Vice-President Sarwar Danish has called on all electoral teams to respect the final legal decision of the Independent Election Commission (IEC). Danish at a gathering to mark the 31st anniversary of the withdrawal of Soviet Union troops from the country called the announcement of the final results of Presidential election the victory of democracy. “Time

19 February 2020

Afghan first Vice-President, General Abdul Rashid Dostum has said that all Northern Province should take preparations for appointment of the new governors. Gen. Dostum also announced support to the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah’s decision regarding the formation of an ‘Inclusive-Government’. Speaking at a gathering in Jawzjan province, Gen. Dostum declared that CE Abdullah will soon “form a government that will include all ethnic groups.”

19 February 2020

Chief of Police of Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan has said that Afghan intelligence services have evidence Iran is supplying the Taliban with Man-portable air-defense systems (MANPADS). In an exclusive interview with Radio Azadi (Afghan Service of Radio Liberty/Radio Azadi ) on February 18 General Muhammed Haya said that the Taliban in Farah Province who have received the weapons are trying to transfer them to

19 February 2020

US President Donald Trump has told reporters there is a chance that the United States will soon conclude a peace deal with the Taliban movement. "We are negotiating with the Taliban, we've been negotiating with them for a while, we will see what happens, there's a chance of making a deal", Trump said. Trump said he could

19 February 2020