Khalilzad: Peace Process a Priority, But Afghans Deserve Credible Presidential Elections

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation expressed on Twitter that when it comes to Afghanistan, a peace process that delivers political settlement is US’s priority, but that doesn’t mean Afghans cannot demand for credible presidential elections.

“In recent days, a few commentators have raised questions about our priorities in Afghanistan. A peace process that delivers a political settlement is THE priority. Afghans want peace above all else”, Khalilzad tweeted.

He added that wanting peace does not “preclude Afghans from demanding preparations for a credible presidential election”.

Khalilzad said that election planning in Afghanistan must go forward as they pursue the peace Afghans deserve.

18 / May 2019