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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Meets with Ambassador of Russian Federation

On September 22nd, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Afghanistan, H.E. Andrey Avetisyan, called on Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan, at his residence.

In the meeting, Dr. Abdullah and Ambassador Avetisyan discussed various issues of mutual interest, including upcoming Afghan presidential elections, handover of security responsibilities from NATO forces to Afghan government security institutions, Afghan-Russian long-standing relations, peace and reconciliation efforts as well as the Government of Afghanistan’s recent meeting with Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin in Kyrgyzstan.

Dr. Abdullah gave an overview on ongoing preparations for Afghan presidential and provincial council elections on April 5, 2014. He stated that in order to successfully sustain and further build on all the achievements of the past twelve years, it will be crucial for Afghanistan to witness inclusive, transparent and credible elections next year. By choosing their own political destiny through the ballot box, the Afghan people will be reassured of the benefits of strategic partnerships between Afghanistan and the international community. It will further have a significant impact on the security and economic transitions also scheduled for next year. He referred to 2014 as a pivotal moment when the Afghan nation can move ahead in its transition towards a democratic and stable society.

In regard to peace and reconciliation efforts, Dr. Abdullah said that a negotiated settlement with the armed opposition was necessary to ensure a durable and permanent peace in the country. However, it should result in a just peace that protects the democratic values and principles which the Afghan people demand.

Ambassador Avetisyan also highlighted the important effect transparent elections will have on the overall situation in the country. He stated that the Russian Federation is eager to see Afghanistan succeeds in its efforts, and that his Government was committed to continue its constructive role.

He added that international partners need to focus more on strengthening Afghanistan’s security forces, through increased training and equipping, as well as on the country’s future economic development. He also discussed the bilateral meeting between President Karzai and President Putin in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, along the margins of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit on September 13.

September 22, 2013 - Kabul, Afghanistan

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