Within hours, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s move to skip a live TV debate with his rival candidate Abdullah Abdullah on Monday drew backlash from the Afghan media. The debate was organized by Ariana News in Kabul.
The Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, condemned the killing of 4 brothers by National Directorate of Security 02 Unit operation and urged the security forces to be more cautious in dealing with civilians.
Abdullah’s electoral team released a statement to protest the appointment of former spokesperson of Independent Election Commission, Mohammad Noor, as its senior adviser by president Ghani. The statement called it an “illegal act” and explicit meddling in the election.
Iranian Minister of Energy, who heads the Iran-Afghanistan Joint Economic Committee, visited Kabul on Tuesday to hold talks with senior Afghan officials in order to discuss expansion of economic ties especially in water and energy areas.
In his meeting with Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah in northern Balk province on Monday, the Uzbekistan Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov pledged his country’s investment of $45m on Afghanistan’s power transmission project aimed at bolstering ties with Kabul.
The Afghan Presidential Palace (Arg) on Saturday announced that President Ashraf Ghani is ready to negotiate with the protesting presidential candidates regarding the extension of his tenure beyond May 22.
An Afghan grand council convened by President Ashraf Ghani ended Friday with a resounding call for peace with the Taliban and a promise from the president to free 175 Taliban prisoners ahead of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month that starts next week.
Afghanistan’s chief executive Abdullah Abdullah welcomed Kabul’s decision on Sunday to send a delegation to meet with the Taliban, saying he hoped they would present a “unified position” for the Afghan people.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Sunday said that the Afghan government has received an invitation for attending the second round of meeting between Afghan politicians and the Taliban in Qatar, insisting that they will make a final call in this regard after consultations in Kabul.
Afghan NUG’s chief of executive directorate (CE) Abdullah Abdullah, said at a commemoration ceremony of the 40th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran held at the Iranian embassy in Kabul on Thursday that despite challenges, the relations between Afghanistan and Iran is at high levels....
In the midst of the controversial peace talks and a planned US military withdrawal from Afghanistan, the chief executive officer Abdullah Abdullah said that this won’t affect Afghanistan and US relations.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s firing of the second deputy to the chief executive drives a sharp wedge between coalition partners in Afghanistan’s national unity government months ahead of the presidential election.