KABUL, Afghanistan – Chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah in an interview with Reuters Wednesday said the upcoming United States Presidential Election “will not change” much of the policy, impacting on the Afghan peace process or the US-Taliban agreement on troops withdrawal.
“Nobody can say with certainty what would be the impact of the outcome of the elections in the United States but based on my experiences and interactions, the policy will not change that much,” Abdullah told Reuters.
He believes no party in the US would want the country’s efforts go in “vain” that were put together for peace with the Taliban and the agreement to reduce its still soldiers in Afghanistan.
“Neither Democrats nor Republicans would want to see all the gains or all the sacrifices they have made in Afghanistan in vain…(or) be hurt once again from Afghanistan or because of Afghanistan,” said Abdullah.
The remarks came a day after Abdullah wrapped a three-day official visit to Islamabad, where he met with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi, discussing Afghan peace process and Pakistan’s role in the process.