KABUL, July 16 (Xinhua) — Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has expressed concerns over coup attempt in Turkey, believing that military regimes often block the way for development.
“Since the government and people of Afghanistan have bitter experiences of coup and military regimes, believe that coup and military regimes are obstacles on the ways toward development and prosperity,” the president said in a statement released by his office here on Saturday.
“The government of Afghanistan expresses concern over coup attempt in Turkey and is hopeful that the elected government of Turkey to remain in power and the brotherly and friendly people of Turkey live in peace and prosperity.”
Similarly, Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah, in a statement released by his office, expressed regret over coup attempts, saying fortunately the coup has been foiled with the outstanding leadership of Turkey backed by its people.
Report said that a coup attempt by group of military officers launched early Saturday against ruling party in Turkey has failed to dethrone the government there.
“Chief Executive strongly condemns the failed coup in Turkey and expresses support to President Ordogan, to the government and the people of Turkey,” the statement added.
Describing the relations between Afghanistan and Turkey as historical and friendly, Abdullah said that the government of Afghanistan wants to see peace and prosperity in Turkey and wishes welfare and victory for Turkish leadership and Turkish people.