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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Meets with Swedish Special Envoy to Afghanistan & Pakistan, H.E. Ambassador Niclas Trouve

On Thursday, October 24, NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with H.E. Ambassador Niclas Trouve, Swedish Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, at his residence. Mr. Hans Peter Semneby, Ambassador of Sweden in Kabul also attended the meeting.

In the meeting, a wide range of issues were discussed, in particular Afghanistan’s upcoming political and security transitions in 2014, specific issues related to the Presidential elections, including recent decisions and actions taken by the Independent Election Commission (IEC), as well as ongoing discussions on the US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement between the Governments of the United States and Afghanistan.

Dr. Abdullah provided a comprehensive overview on developments regarding the presidential elections and progress on the transfer of security responsibilities from NATO to Afghan National Security Forces. Swedish Special Representative Niclas Trouve highlighted the importance of credible and transparent elections to Afghanistan’s future stability and reiterated his country’s commitment to Afghanistan’s long-term stabilization efforts, post 2014.

Dr. Abdullah also conveyed his appreciation for Sweden’s continued support and assistance to Afghanistan during the past twelve years.

October 24, 2013, Kabul-Afghanistan

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