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NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Meets with Senior Level Delegation of Chatham House

On November 14, a senior level delegation of the Chatham House, a leading and prominent international think tank, headed by Mr. Michael Keatings, senior member of the institution, met with H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan (NCA) and 2014 Presidential Candidate, at his residence.

At the meeting, Mr. Michael Keatings outlined the Afghanistan agenda of the Chatham House, which included upcoming Afghan presidential elections, peace and reconciliation process, as well as reconstruction and developments efforts, on which the two sides exchanges views.  The Chatham House delegation sought the views of the NCA Chairman on the Coalition’s efforts in regards to vital issues of good governance, economic development, and empowerment of women in Afghanistan. NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah Abdullah welcomed the initiatives of the Chatham House for Afghanistan, and presented detailed information on the Coalition’s agenda in regards to related issues, including protection and promotion of human rights, the rights of women in particular, the peace and reconciliation process, social and economic development and etc.

First Vice Presidential Candidate Engineer Mohammad Khan and Mr. Mahmoud Saikal, member of the Leadership Council of the NCA, also attended the meeting. Chatham House senior official Mr. Michael Keating formerly served as United Nations Deputy Special Representative to Afghanistan.

November 15, 2013 - Kabul, Afghanistan

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