NATO congratulates Ghani and Abdullah on inauguration day #Afghanistan
“I want to congratulate President Ashraf Ghani on his inauguration and also Abdullah Abdullah on his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. I wish them well as they lead Afghanistan into a future of promise and peace that all Afghans want and deserve ”, Ambassador Jochems said in Kabul. “The NATO Alliance and its partners look forward to working with the new government to enhance security and stability in Afghanistan ”. The inauguration marks the conclusion of the third presidential elections since the fall of the Taliban and the first peaceful transfer of power in Afghanistan. These were the first elections to be entirely driven, managed, owned and secured by the Afghan government and institutions. President Ghani is elected for a five-year term. He succeeds to President Hamid Karzai after 13 consecutive years in office. One of the first duties of the new Afghan administ...