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NCA Chairman, Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Participates in Regional Conference

On December 1, H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the National Coalition of Afghanistan and 2014 Presidential Candidate, addressed the opening session of a regional conference organized by the Delhi Policy Group, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

In his remarks, NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah spoke about the current situation in Afghanistan and the region, informing the participating regional experts at the conference about Afghanistan’s upcoming presidential and provincial council elections, US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement, peace and reconciliation process, as well as other important national and regional issues.

NCA Chairman Dr. Abdullah called on regional analysts participating at the conference to exert more efforts in informing the people of Afghanistan about the benefits of a “New Foreign Policy Direction”. Moreover, he noted that the Government of Afghanistan had failed to formulate a new foreign policy direction for the country, not making best use of valuable human capital. He further encouraged the participants to increase contacts and collaboration with various policy circles of relevant countries and to share pertinent insight with them. At the conclusion of his remarks, Chairman of the National Coalition Dr. Abdullah took part in a Q&A session, answering questions posed by the participants.

Kabul, Afghanistan –December 2, 2013

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Monitors Worry About Runoff Fraud
 

A number of Afghan election monitoring groups have warned that the runoff round of this year's presidential race could face increased fraud on the part of candidates so long as the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) have staff members supporting one or the other candidate and engaging in fraud themselves. more......

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Regional Experts Develop Common Vision for Future Afghanistan
Around 60 regional multidisciplinary and leading experts and specialists from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, the Central Asian Republics, China, India, Russia and Turkey presented a common view on the future of Afghanistan in Kabul through the launch of the “Joint Declaration on Regional Peace and Stability.”click here..
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Meeting a Young Dr. Abdullah

 
It had been a long journey into the Hindu Kush mountains, starting in the Northwest of Pakistan in the summer of 1987. We began by secretly crossing the border into Afghanistan, trekking through Nuristan and finally making it over half a dozen 10,000-foot mountains to the Panjshir Valley. There, I   more......
 


Abdullah Abdullah Moves Toward Center of Afghan Power

 

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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: In His Own Words
 
I was born about fifty years ago in this house (pointing to his father’s house located in Kart-e-Parwan, Kabul). My father Ghulam Muhayuddin was from Kandahar province and my mother was from Panjshir. Before moving to Kart-e-Parwan my parents lived in the De Afghanan area of Kabul more......
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The Afghan Election  The Man Who Could Upset Karzai

In Afghanistan's presidential race, the top challenger to President Karzai is former Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah

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