karzaiAfghan President Hamid Karzai said Thursday that Afghanistan should have new government and president in the next two weeks.

The presidential palace media office, said President Hamid Karzai shared the issue with the university lecturers in ARG presidential palace on Thursday.

President Karzai has said that the election results should be released as per the schedule which was decided earlier.

Karzai also added that he hopes that the two presidential candidates’ recent agreement will pave the way for the conclusion of the electoral process.

The remarks by President Karzai comes as the joint commission comprised of Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai technical teams, attended in the first formal session to discuss the formation of unity government.

The electoral teams of Dr. Abdullah and Dr. Ghani said Wednesday that the joint will focus on the formation of the next government of Afghanistan and the role and authorities of chief executive.

The joint commission will also hold talks on mechanism regarding the participation of the two teams in unity government.

The US ambassador to Afghanistan James Cunningham also called on the two presidential contenders to fulfil their commitments and end the lengthy election process.

Cunningham insisted that it is vital that the next president of Afghanistan should be elected by end of this month so that he attends the important international summits, including the NATO summit in Wales.

In the meantime, the NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, has warned that the alliance will be forced to take a decision regarding the total NATO forces pullout from Afghanistan unless a deadlock over the Afghan election ends and the new Afghan president signs the security agreements.

Rasmussen said the NATO summit slated for September 4-5 in Wales would be very close to a dadline for taking that decision.

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  • Ahmad Shah Ghani Zada is the former Senior Editor of Khaama Press Agency who managed and overlooked the English edition. He is occasionally contributing stories to the agency.