The US announces $ 1 billion reductions in aid to Afghanistan
The US announces $ 1 billion reductions in aid to Afghanistan! The Trump administration has announced to cut $ 1 billion in funding for a parallel government formation between former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani.
The US has threatened that if they do not agree, all cooperation will be curtailed. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo decided after an unexpected visit to Kabul during the visit that he made to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, And met with former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah.
Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah are political rivals, while Mike Pompeo failed to resolve political disputes between the day’s Mike Pompeo criticized the two Afghan leaders for not working together and threatened to affect the Afghan peace process. Mike Pompeo said that the United States is deeply sorry that former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani have informed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that they do not jointly agree on governance. Pompeo said the United States was disappointed with the behavior of both Afghan leaders, and thus the US and Undermine Afghanistan relations, he said Afghan leaders’ behavior is actually a disgrace to peace-loving officials.
Talking to reporters on the eve of his return
Taking to reporters on the eve of his return, Mike Pompeo told reporters, “We were hopeful that Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah would be together and we would not have to reduce this support but we are ready to do so.” In response, he said that the Taliban had “significantly reduced attacks” according to the agreement, and his team is taking positive steps toward final negotiations. “Secretary of State said if the two leaders did not form a government, then the reduction of US aid would again He said that Washington is committed to the partnership with the people of Afghanistan.
The United States provide $ 15 million to help Afghanistan
The Foreign Secretary said that as a demonstration, the United States will provide $ 15 million to help Afghanistan fight the spread of the Coronavirus. It is believed that this month, on the 9th of this month, President Ashraf Ghani was the second in spite of the controversy. The presidency was sworn in while Abdullah Abdullah had also arranged a parallel ceremony before the ceremony was postponed due to a dispute between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah.
The oath-taking ceremony was postponed
Earlier, the oath-taking ceremony was canceled due to a dispute between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, while a large number of foreign diplomats had stay there, which including US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad. Attempts to reconcile that failed and Ashraf Ghani took the oath, attended by US Special Envoy, diplomat and NATO forces commander Scott Miller. On the other hand, Abdullah Abdullah also held the ceremony in the Presidential Palace and the President. Sworn in and protected Afghanistan’s independence, national sovereignty, and Emphasis on border integrity.
Afghanistan’s leaders were preparing for a parallel presidential oath
It is important to note that both Afghanistan’s leaders were preparing for a parallel presidential oath after failing to reach an agreement with the Taliban in February 2020, the Election Commission of Afghanistan announced the victory of the incumbent President Ashraf Ghani in the presidential election, But his strongest rival, Abdullah Abdullah, said he and his allies had won the election and insisted that they would form the government.