Message to the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, and to the Chief Executive Officer of the new Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah - from the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso
EU News 394/2014
PR PCE 167
Brussels, 29 September 2014
On behalf of the European Union, we would like to extend to you our congratulations following the elections of 14 June 2014.
We trust that all Afghans will unite in addressing the important economic and security challenges. The European Union will continue its long-term engagement to assist the people of Afghanistan on the path towards peace and prosperity.
We are committed to working closely with you and the new Afghan government to implement urgently needed political and economic reforms, strengthen the rule of law and foster full respect for human rights, in particular the rights of women and girls.
The European Union looks forward to further consolidating cooperation, partnership and friendship with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
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