August 25, 2018
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan
The national-security adviser to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has resigned from his position, an Afghan official said on August 25.
A spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council confirmed to RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan that Mohammad Hanif Atmar had resigned his post but did not give further details.
Atmar had previously served as the country’s interior minister under former Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He has served as a close aide to Ghani since 2014.
Tolo News on August 25 published a copy of what it said was Atmar’s resignation letter, reporting that he resigned due to “serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government.”
The authenticity of the letter could not immediately be confirmed.
With reporting by AP and Tolo News
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