Ghani congratulates Trump for his victory in US presidential election
By Khaama Press - Wed Nov 09 2016, 1:10 pm
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani congratulated the Donald Trump for his victory in the US presidential election, expressing hopes that the relations between the nations will further improve under his administration.
The Office of the President, ARG Palace, said the United States is one of the key strategic partners of the Afghan government in the fight against terrorism and in the development of the country.
President Ghani also wished Trump success for assuming new responsibilities as the newly elected US President.
The Republican candidate Donald Trump was elected the new US President after he revived the required 270 electoral votes to be declared the winner of the elections.
Trump started to receive more votes as polling started across the US earlier today and received 278 electoral votes while Clinton received 218 electoral votes.
Trump promised to be president for all Americans as he declared his victory in the election, insisting that ‘it’s time for us to come together’.
“We will seek common ground, not hostility, partnership, not conflict,” Trump said, adding that “we will get along with other nations willing to get along with us.”
The Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in a Twitter post said “Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything.”