The president’s spokesman has said that the new strategy guarantees the common interests of both Afghanistan and the US.
Afghanistan’s Views Were Included In New Strategy: ARG
The views of Afghanistan have been included in the United States’ new war strategy for Afghanistan and there is no confusion about this, said President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Shahhussain Murtazawi.
The strategy guarantees the common interests of the two countries, he said.
Although the new war strategy was widely welcomed by the Afghan political leadership, CEO Abdullah Abdullah said on Monday that some parts of the strategy must be explained to the people.
“The views of Afghanistan have been included in the strategy and this strategy guarantees the common interests of Afghanistan and the United States,” Murtazawi said.
But critics say that the Afghan people do not know about the details of the strategy - recently announced by US President Donald Trump.
“Consultations were not carried out with Afghanistan regarding the strategy or they (US) did not accept its suggestions,” said former governor of Herat Sayed Fazlullah Wahidi.
“Perhaps his excellency the CEO wants some parts of the strategy to be explained to the people, but I think consultations were held with Afghanistan on the new strategy,” said political analyst Habibullah Janibdar.
In addition, Murtazawi said that government will soon finalize the anti-corruption strategy.
“This strategy will be finalized this week, we had documents and institutions which are working towards combating corruption, but the document which is being drawn up is a comprehensive document,” said Murtazawi.
The US’s new strategy sparked some concern among regional countries including Pakistan. But at a meeting with Ghani in Kazakhstan, the Turkish President Rajab Recep Erdogan defended the new strategy.