General Dostum calls on President Ghani

ghaniDostmKABUL: First Vice-President General Abdul Rashid Dostum on Sunday called on President Ashraf Ghani and the two leaders conferred on the security situation in north and northeastern provinces.

A statement from the Presidential Palace said Dostum briefed the president about his visit to Turkey and the security situation in northern provinces and the overall social life there.

The statement said the two discussed in depth the situation in north and northeastern provinces, particularly in northern Kunduz province.

The statement quoted President Ghani as thanking the vice president for his efforts to strengthen relations between the people and the government, visiting various provinces and accompanying security forces to the frontlines in order to keep their morale high.

The meeting takes place amid a bit tense relations between the two leaders as Dostum has not been attending Cabinet and other important meetings.

The relations between the two became tense after the president did not issue a decree to appoint Dostum as acting president during a foreign trip.

Dostum has also complained the president was not doing justice when it comes to power sharing among the allies. -Pajhwok


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