Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah Meets with German Ambassador and UK Charge d' Affaires
On 3 March, Germany's Ambassador to Kabul, H.E. Martin Jager and UK Charge d' Affaires to Kabul H.E. David Craig, met separately with 2014 Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah at his residence.
A wide range of issues were discussed in the meetings, including various aspects of upcoming Afghan presidential and provincial council elections, US-Afghan Bilateral Security Agreement and the peace and reconciliation process.
German Ambassador Mr. Jager and UK Charge d' Affaires Mr. Craig conveyed condolences on the loss of several of Dr. Abdullah's campaign workers in Herat, Sar-e-Pul and Faryab province, resulting from recent targeted attacks. They also expressed hope for a credible, transparent and successful electoral process.
While highlighting the importance of successful elections to Afghanistan's future stability, Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdullah expressed his concerns about technical and security issues regarding the election process. He noted the importance of increased coordination between relevant electoral bodies, candidates and the international community, to effectively address some of the challenges at hand.
He also extended appreciation for the international community's steadfast support for Afghanistan's rebuilding effort during the past more than one decade.
March 3, 2014 - Kabul, Afghanistan