Press release

Agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan

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Downing Street has issued a statement welcoming the signing of an agreement to form a Government of National Unity in Afghanistan.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The UK welcomes the agreement between Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Dr Ashraf Ghani to form a Government of National Unity. This will bring to an end a period of uncertainty and enable a peaceful and democratic transfer of power.

The UK remains committed to supporting Afghanistan. We look forward to working with the new government to help the Afghan people realise the prosperous and peaceful future they deserve.