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Ghani, Abdullah held secret meeting, sources said

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KABUL: A source close to President Ghani’s office says that the president met with his rival in last year’s presidential election Abdullah Abdullah after the two held inauguration on the same day as separate presidents.

Ghani’s victory in the election was not accepted by Abdullah, who accused the independent election commission of fraud and threatened to form a parallel government.

Abdullah held inauguration on March while just Ghani was swearing in for the second time behind the wall of Abdullah’s office.

The political differences between the president and Abdullah who fails for the third time to secure people’s votes, caused several security, economic and political problems.

Now, the source said on Sunday that the two met for the time after swearing in to apparently solve problems.

Presidential office confirms the meeting, while people close to Abdullah say that political settlements were about to be final.

According to reports, Ghani has agreed to give 50 per cent of power to Abdullah including the chair of the high reconciliation council and they are to sign the deal this week.

The source said that the meeting discussed political settlement and the two sides agreed to solve their inner problems.

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