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Meeting Held To Discuss Upcoming Elections

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Monday July 17, 2017

Kabul (BNA) President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in a meeting with the representatives of the Independent Elections Commission and the funding countries spoke about the upcoming parliamentary election, the presidential press office said in a statement on Sunday. Chairing the meeting, President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said the main aim of the government was to hold a transparent election and the independent election commission has to independently take plan about the timeline of the process. “Challenges and impediments before the election would be assessed to take joint practical and comprehensive decision in cooperation with the international partners,” said the president as cited in the statement.
Present in the meeting, a number of the financing countries representatives assured of their cooperation with the process and said they were willing to a timely and transparent election process in Afghanistan, according to the statement. Addressing the meeting, CE Dr. Abdullah also said the process of election would go ahead based on the scheduled time but asked the international partners to expand their commitments in this field. President Ghani once again thanked the international community for its cooperation with the Afghan election and said discussion with people of different stratum should be launched and the people should be provided with information about the commission measures and performances. The president said the fund provided by the international partners should be spent transparently and the aids should pass the accepted process of procurements. He asked the representatives of the funding countries to monitor their assistance process, said the statement and emphasized that assignments of the election’s staffs should be transparent and clear.

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