Ghani Meets Alice Wells, Discuses Peace, Election

President Ghani on Tuesday afternoon met with US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells, discussed the peace process, security, regional and international relations, the presidential palace said in a statement.

The statement noted that during the meeting, Ghani emphasized that there is comprehensive consensus for dignified and sustainable peace and it is the priority of the current and next government.

Alice Wells commended successful holding of presidential election in the meeting, saying the vote was important for strengthening democracy in Afghanistan, the statement added.

“The independence of Afghan electoral commissions and their decisions should be respected”. said Ghani adding that candidates should avoid making premature claims of victory.

This comes as two days after election, Mr. Ghani’s running-mate Amrullah Saleh in a news conference claimed his team was the winner.

15 / October 2019