23 September 2017

News Story: Regional Ties More Important Than US Relations - Spanta

By Massoud Ansar

The former national security advisor said friendly relations with the region was more important than strategic cooperation with the US. Former national security advisor Rangeen Dadfar Spanta on Thursday said that friendly relations between Afghanistan and neighboring and regional countries was more important than that of strategic cooperation between Kabul and Washington.

Meanwhile, Spanta’s fellow party members dismissed the present government as having no credibility and claimed it has already started manipulating the next elections in the country. 
They said government’s foreign and domestic policies have failed. 

One party member, Jaffar Mahdawi, said that when looking back on Afghanistan’s past, ethnic divisions have never been quite so bad as they are today. 

He said the gap between ethnic groups in the country had widened under the National Unity Government (NUG). 

But former deputy minister of education Sediq Patan said the past needs to be put aside. 
“We should act wisely and say good bye to the past,” he said.  

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