Tolo News: … Ghani canceled his trip because US President Donald Trump refused to meet him on the sidelines of the general assembly. A number of international affairs analysts meanwhile said Trump is reluctant to meet Ghani because he feels Ghani has not contributed enough to implement the US’s strategy. Click here to read more (external link). Related Pajhwok: Ghani cancels NY trip after Trump
RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan September 15, 2018 Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has met with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to discuss peace and security between the two neighbors. The president’s office said in a statement on September 15 that Ghani met with a Pakistani delegation led by Qureshi in Kabul during an official
Ariana: “The worst part of my job is early morning, I get my first security briefing and I get the casualty figures. It is not just that my heart breaks for our security forces who are true heroes but also for Taliban; they are Afghans and I am the president of all Afghanistan,” Ghani said in
Tolo News: As insecurity grows in parts of the country along with political issues around elections and the peace process, President Ashraf Ghani says the US strategy to win the war against the Taliban is working. “For the first time, the possibility of peace is really at hand,” President Ghani said in an interview with VICE
Ariana: As the First-Vice President, Abdul Rashid Dostum returned to country after 14-months of self-exile from Turkey, but he still rarely attends the Ministerial Council and other important sessions. Sources close to Gen. Dostum say President Ghani has not stood by his commitments and failed to fulfill promises to give back the authorities of the first
Tolo News: In a book named Every Day Is Extra written by John Kerry, who was engaged in [the] establishment of [the] NUG, Kerry has written that for the first time the establishment of NUG was suggested by President Ashraf Ghani. “Ghani was a west-supporter nationalist Pashtun and technocratic words were coming out of his mouth.
Tolo News: The Hizb-e-Islami leader said government is sinking in corruption and states government is a “corporation”…. Hekmatyar slammed government for not sticking to its peace agreement with Hizb-e-Islami. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Mohammad Mohaqiq, Second Deputy to CEO says President Ashraf Ghani in a meeting with representatives of political parties has warned of dissolving the political parties if they insist on their suggested demands regarding the upcoming elections. Click here to read more (external link).
Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani promised to root out corruption in public office; however, Afghanistan is still among most corrupt countries in the world. At the time Afghanistan was ranked 172nd in the world in terms of corruption. In 2015 it rose to 166thposition, in 2016 it dropped to 169 and last year it was at a dismal
Tolo News: In this program host Farahnaz Forotan discusses the tensions between President Ashraf Ghani and former Balkh governor and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Atta Mohammad Noor, his agreement with Ghani and issues around elections.