Iran hailed Afghanistan Parliament’s vote of confidence for new cabinet members

SHAFAQNA – Foreign Ministry has hailed Afghanistan Parliament’s vote of confidence for the country’s new cabinet noting it would lead to formation of national solidarity government.

The Afghan National Solidarity Program (NSP) is an initiative by the government of Afghanistan which aims to rehabilitate and develop around 5 000 villages in Afghanistan.

Afghan lawmakers approved only nine of President Ashraf Ghani’s Cabinet nominations in secret balloting Wednesday before going on a six-week recess.

Wednesday’s voting came after two weeks of controversy that caused several changes to the 25-member Cabinet initially proposed by Ghani’s government.

Releasing a statement on Wednesday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said the move of the Afghanistan’s Parliament was “a step forward towards formation of the national solidarity government” in that country.

“Formation of the national solidarity government has increased the hope for strengthening unity among the people of Afghanistan and consequently the hope for restoration of a lasting peace and security in that country. That is why Iran was the first country that welcomed and will continue its support for the agreement made by Afghanistan’s political leaders on establishing a national solidarity government,” it was said in the statement.

Felicitating the approved ministers, Iran’s Foreign Ministry voiced readiness to continue cordial relations with the national solidarity government of Afghanistan.

It also hoped for the quick completion of Afghanistan cabinet nothing that would “help further promotion of Tehran-Kabul constructive cooperation” in all fields.





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