AT Monitoring Desk
KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday termed the National Unity Government’s (NUG) US visit as highly productive in terms of rebuilding trust between leaders of the two countries.
Abdullah told a session of Council of Ministers that the trip was another step towards strengthening relations and cooperation between the country countries.
He said security and defensive issues were on top agenda of the trip. He added the US had vowed to continue its financial and military cooperation with the Afghan government, and the two sides agreed to resume talks at the level of ministries of Defense and Foreign Affairs of both the countries.
A number of critics expressed their optimism about NUG leaders’ trip to US, and said a national consensus should be established for leading Afghanistan towards self-reliance.
Radio Azadi quoted chairman of Strategic Studies Center of US for Afghanistan said overall the trip was good and had some achievements but what the Afghan nation lacks is national consensus—the main thing that Afghanistan needs it.
He said the Afghan government has been deprived of national consensus for important issues in past 14 years and therefore it has been failed to properly use the international community’s aid.
In the meantime, the Chief Executive denounced the killing of Farkhunda as a big crime and urged the judiciaries to punish those behind her lynching.
He said the perpetrators of Farkhunda’s lynching will be given exemplary punishment.
Nearly 46 people, including 19 policemen, have been held in connection with Farkhunda’s killing.