Interim government not in Afghanistan interest: Dr. Abdullah

KABUL: Chairing the Council of Ministers’ meeting here at the Sapidar Palace yesterday, Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said interim government for a short period of time was not in the interest of Afghan people and there were no talks held on this matter, a statement from the CE press office said yesterday.
Hinting to importance of peace in the country, Dr. Abdullah said efforts were made in recent days to focus on peace process and that the politicians attend the peace talks in cooperation with each other and in line with Afghan people’s wish. He also emphasized on inclusive peace delegation, adding people’s demand were key to peace talks.
Dr. Abdullah went on saying that the two national processes of peace and elections should be separated, else it would be difficult to achieve these two goals. “We need to focus both and prevent waste of time.”
The country’s chief executive asked all government organs to facilitate necessary cooperation with the electoral commissions, adding ground should be paved for all the candidates and works were underway to guarantee the transparency of the upcoming elections.
Hinting to Afghan and NATO forces cooperation, Dr. Abdullah said the alliance were committed to help Afghan forces and there were no changes made in cooperation with each other. “Decreasing of NATO forces won’t affect the status of the cooperation.”
Condemning attack on VP Dostum’s convoy, Dr. Abdullah asked security organs to better provide security of the highways. Emphasizing on access of media to information, CE Abdullah asked government to prioritize access of information to media outlets. “A member of the access to information commission to be given observer role in Council of Ministers’ Meeting.”
The Kabul Times

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