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PublishDate: Thursday, January 25, 2018 13:52

White House seeks quick r

AVA- The White House on Wednesday called for a peaceful and quick resolution of the dispute over the transfer of power in Balkh province, saying that there was no space for the use of violence in resolving the issue.

“The United States calls on the parties involved to quickly and peacefully resolve this dispute over the transfer of authority to a new governor. The continued impasse benefits only Afghanistan’s adversaries,” the White House press secretary said.

Sarah Sanders added the White House had been closely following the current dispute over the governorship of Balkh.

“We believe this dispute should be resolved in a way that gives Afghan citizens confidence that the appointment of a new governor strengthens security and the government’s ability to fulfill its obligations to them.”

She added it was an issue for Afghans to decide within the framework of their constitution and in accordance with the rule of law and the principle of equality before the law.


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