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Afghan rival presidential candidates renew pledge to form national unity government
September 4, 2014 / 4:59 PM / 3 years ago

Afghan rival presidential candidates renew pledge to form national unity government

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Afghanistan rival presidential candidates Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah told NATO they were committed to forming a national unity government following a disputed election, an aide to Abdullah said on Thursday.

Mahmoud Saiaqal quoted the two candidates as saying in a joint statement: “We believe in an inclusive political vision, we will form a government of national unity and will honor the participation of our people in the election process.”

Reporting by Hamid Shalizi; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani

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