Abdullah: Presidential Decree Not Required For Forming Reconciliation Council

Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, said the formation of the council was within his authority and does not require a presidential decree.

In a statement issued by Sapedar Palace on Monday, they referred to the power-sharing agreement signed in May 2020 between Abdullah and President Ashraf Ghani.

“The Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation shall form this council in consultation with the president, political sides and leaders, the speakers of the two houses of the National Assembly, civil society and the country’s elites.”

As per this clause, Abdullah said that the formation of the council and appointment of its members was one of the powers granted to the chairman and “does not require the decree of the esteemed president.”

Abdullah further said, the composition of the council should be “national, comprehensive and inclusive” and Sapedar had started consultations with various political leaders and civil activists to finalize it.

31 / August 2020
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