The European Union’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, on Wednesday called Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani to congratulate him on the outcome of the electoral process, a press release issued from the EU in Brussels said on Wednesday.
“EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, called the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, today to congratulate him on the outcome of the electoral process,” the press release read.
According to the press release, Josep Borrell welcomed the fact that months of intensive verification and an appeal process engaging all interested parties had come to an end.
The press release states that the EU therefore takes good note of the final results of the electoral process.
The European Union looks forward to continuing the work with the new administration under President Ghani, says the press release.
The press release noted that Borrell welcomed Ghani’s commitment to form an inclusive government where all the people of Afghanistan feel represented.
Josep Borrell stressed that the priority will now be to ensure unity in support of an inclusive peace process.
“The European Union stands ready to support the peace process, which is an opportunity not to be missed,” he said.