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NDS Chief Stanekzai Meets First VP Dostum In Turkey

Sources close to First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum confirmed that the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Massoom Stanekzai recently met with Dostum in Turkey.
 
This meeting reportedly took place after the formation of the new tri-party alliance. However, his aides did not give details about the meeting.
 
Suspicions have been raised following this visit which comes in the wake of the establishment of the new coalition between key Afghan political parties, including Jamiat-e-Islami party, Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami party and Junbish-e-Milli party.
 
Although Dostum’s aides have confirmed that the meeting took place, they said they were not privy to the details.
 
“So far I have not received any information about the details of discussions between Mr. Stanekzai and first vice president,” said deputy of Junbish party Abdullah Qarloq.
 
“ARG (presidential palace) is worried and wants to break the alliance, trips were made and discussions held, according to my information, a positive response was not given to ARG,” said Farhad Azimi a top aide to Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor.
 
NDS officials however refused to comment on the meeting or to confirm that it had taken place.
 
Stanekzai who is said to be one of President Ashraf Ghani’s trusted aides, reportedly met Dostum in Turkey amid ongoing tension within the Presidential Palace. Dostum himself has been in Turkey since May 19, when he left Kabul ostensibly for medical reasons.
 
Prior to this, Dostum had on occasion accused Ghani of monopolizing power and of having stripped him of his authorities as first vice president.

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NDS Chief Stanekzai Meets First VP Dostum In Turkey

Sources close to the first vice president confirmed the NDS chief had met with Dostum in Turkey but refused to disclose details.

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Sources close to First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum confirmed that the National Directorate of Security (NDS) chief Massoom Stanekzai recently met with Dostum in Turkey.
 
This meeting reportedly took place after the formation of the new tri-party alliance. However, his aides did not give details about the meeting.
 
Suspicions have been raised following this visit which comes in the wake of the establishment of the new coalition between key Afghan political parties, including Jamiat-e-Islami party, Hizb-e-Wahdat-e-Islami party and Junbish-e-Milli party.
 
Although Dostum’s aides have confirmed that the meeting took place, they said they were not privy to the details.
 
“So far I have not received any information about the details of discussions between Mr. Stanekzai and first vice president,” said deputy of Junbish party Abdullah Qarloq.
 
“ARG (presidential palace) is worried and wants to break the alliance, trips were made and discussions held, according to my information, a positive response was not given to ARG,” said Farhad Azimi a top aide to Balkh governor Atta Mohammad Noor.
 
NDS officials however refused to comment on the meeting or to confirm that it had taken place.
 
Stanekzai who is said to be one of President Ashraf Ghani’s trusted aides, reportedly met Dostum in Turkey amid ongoing tension within the Presidential Palace. Dostum himself has been in Turkey since May 19, when he left Kabul ostensibly for medical reasons.
 
Prior to this, Dostum had on occasion accused Ghani of monopolizing power and of having stripped him of his authorities as first vice president.

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