President Steinmeier congratulates Ashraf Ghani on his second term as President

16.03.2020 - Article

His Excellency Dr Ashraf Ghani

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Kabul, 16 March 2020

Mr President,

Please accept my sincere congratulations on your re-election as President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

You continue to hold the office of President at a crucial time for Afghanistan in which the course will be set in important ways for the country’s future. The current endeavours to bring about a peace process are encouraging.

A lasting solution appears to be attainable if the achievements of recent years, particularly in the fields of human rights and democracy, are preserved and all groups in society are included in the peace process and in shaping Afghanistan’s future.

Please rest assured that Germany will continue to stand shoulder to shoulder with Afghanistan and will support an inclusive peace process.

Allow me to wish you courage and strength for your second term in office and the important tasks that lie ahead of you.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

President of the Federal Republic of Germany

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