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President Ghani Seeks UK’s Monitoring Role in Election Process

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Tuesday June 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani met with UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, at his residence in London yesterday, BNA reported.
Both sides discussed how the UK government could play a constructive role in the Afghan peace process in terms of harmonizing all the voices who want a political solution for the Afghan conflict. President Ghani also requested Secretary Hunt on behalf of the UK government to play a role in monitoring the upcoming elections for ensuring integrity of the process. Secretary Hunt said that as a long-term partner of Afghanistan, the UK government will do anything it could for the peace process to succeed. While pointing at the Afghan democratic institutions, especially electoral institutions, he said the UK government will continue to work with Afghanistan for fostering and strengthening democracy.
 

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