Wednesday , June 3 2020

Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah sign power-sharing deal as Political Crisis Subsides

Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival, Dr Abdullah Abdullah, have ended their political differences and signed a power-sharing agreement.

A spokesman for President Ashraf Ghani announced in his tweet that the two sides would sign the agreement.

Spokesman Siddique Siddiqui said further details regarding the agreement would be revealed shortly.

The presidential spokesman clarified in a tweet that Dr Abdullah Abdullah would head the High National Reconciliation Council and that members of his team would be included in the federal cabinet.

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On the same day that President Ashraf Ghani took the oath of office in March this year, Dr Abdullah Abdullah also held a ceremony to take the oath of office.

According to Afghan government officials, the agreement between the two sides will be important in advancing talks with the Taliban.

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