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NCA Chairman & Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Meets with Chairman of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party

On December 2, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) and 2014 Presidential Candidate met with Mr. Mahmood Khan Achakzai, Chairman of the Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party in Pakistan, at his residence.

In the meeting, both sides exchanged views on a wide range of issues, including upcoming Afghan presidential and provincial council elections, transfer of security responsibilities from NATO to Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement, Afghanistan-Pakistan relations, recent visit of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to Kabul, and the current situation in the region.

Both sides highlighted the importance of further strengthening bilateral relations through trust and confidence building measures, and emphasized that peace and stability in Afghanistan was in the direct interest of both countries. They also expressed interest in remaining in contact and discussing issues of mutual interest in the way forward.

In the meeting, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was accompanied by his 1st and 2nd Vice Presidential Candidates, Engineer Muhammad Khan and Ustad Haji Muhammad Mohaqiq. Also attending the meeting was Mr. Mohammad Yunus Qanouni, member of Afghan Parliament and senior member of the Leadership Council of the National Coalition of Afghanistan.

Kabul, Afghanistan –December 3, 2013

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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

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