National Unity Government CEO Abdullah Abdullah visited the US ambassador to Afghanistan John R. Bass and both sides discussed parliamentary elections, and political and security developments in the country, the CEO’s office said in a statement on Wednesday.
In the meeting Bass congratulated the people for their widespread participation in the elections and called the process a step forward, the statement said.
In response Abdullah said that the massive turnout of voters was a clear message to the Taliban, supporters of the Taliban and the international community, saying that the people of Afghanistan demonstrated widespread popular support for democracy and democratic values.
Earlier this week Abdullah’s said that the aim of the enemies to stop elections did not work and the Taliban must have the courage to accept that they failed to achieve their goals.
Speaking at the Council of Ministers meeting Abdullah said that it has been a very hard struggle, but people have proven that they reject the sound of violence, terror and the return to the dark days of the past.
Abdullah said that the Taliban did everything they could, but despite knowing about the threats the people came out to vote.
“The Taliban wanted to build a blood stream, but the Taliban were defeated and the Taliban’s thoughts and ideas were rejected,” said Abdullah.