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The US Ambassador Meets with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

In the afternoon of May 31, 2014, the Ambassador of the United States, Mr. James Cunningham met Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, the leader of the Reform and Partnership Team and the front runner of the presidential race at the latter's residence.

During this meeting various dimensions of the new design for the presence of the American forces in Afghanistan were discussed.

After providing information and detail on the new design, the US Ambassador assured that within the framework of the long term strategic participation agreement that was signed between Afghanistan and the United States in 2012 and also the final text of the bilateral security agreement which is supposed to be signed by the next president of Afghanistan, the United States will remain committed in the long term to their commitments as regards support, training, advising and equipping of the Afghan security forces, and also assisting Afghanistan in the face of possible outside attacks. 

The ambassador added that with the new design no changes whatsoever will take place in the contents of the bilateral security agreement. 

Thanking the United States for the multi-faceted assistance and cooperation in the last thirteen years, Dr. Abdullah stated that the new government of Afghanistan will be facing many challenges in the security, political and economic areas and it is important that we have the multi-faceted support of the world at the highest level. 
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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......
 


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Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: In His Own Words
 
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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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