Abdullah Says Participating in US-Afghan Joint Declaration Will Not Affect His Stance on Elections

Abdullah Abdullah says he participated at today’s ceremony of US-Afghanistan Joint Declaration as the Chief Executive of Afghanistan, but it will not affect his stance on elections.

Speaking at a press conference after the announcement of a joint declaration between US, Afghan and NATO officials, CE Abdullah praised the efforts made by the US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad for Afghan peace process and urged all Afghans to seize this opportunity.

Abdullah declared that the Taliban, instead of considering the peace deal as a victory, should see it as a step closer to peace.

He emphasized that all focuses will be on peace in the next few days and today’s declaration assured the Afghan people that the international supports continues from the people.

The Chief Executive stressed that engaging in intra-Afghan talks puts everyone in the limelight and he stops all electoral crisis to priorities the peace efforts.

He further added that an Afghan delegation that will be sent for negotiations should be inclusive; otherwise it will not be acceptable.

29 / February 2020
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