President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani last night met with the administrative delegations, heads of commissions and parliamentary groups in ARG.
In this meeting where Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah was also present, the President said: “we are committed to the principle of bringing reforms and transparent accountability, and we respect the principle of division of power.” He added: “we see the good of this nation in holding constructive discussions with the representatives of the people in the National Assembly, but the solution is in your hands as to what decisions you will make for the good and prosperity of the people.”
The President said: “the government expects that the impeachment process of the ministers is postponed. He said that at least a hundred countries in the world have similar problems in terms of expenditure of budget and out of them, only a small number have managed to address the problem. The government has taken important steps to implement the budget and improve the financial and budgetary system in the country.” The President underscored that budget expenditure in the year of 1395 has improved significantly.
The President stressed that we are not looking to have a confrontations with Wolesi Jirga as we have held 30 joint and consultative meetings with members of the National Assembly.
In this meeting Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah said that the year of 1394 was a difficult year as we were going through a special situation. He underscored that implementation of projects directly depend on security.
Chief Executive Abdullah added: “we are concerned that your decision to impeach ministers would further slow down budge expenditure; if a better way is thought out for overcoming these challenges, it can prevent emergence of further problems.”
Speaker of Wolesi Jirga Abdul Raouf Ibrahimi also said that we understand that the government has a good intention, but Wolesi Jirga will proceed based on the authorities granted to it by the constitution, and the people’s representatives also have good intentions.”
Mr. Ibrahimi said that the President heads the three branches of the state and has always maintained good cooperation with Wolesi Jirga, and in two years has established good and close ties with all the three branches. Mr. Ibrahimi underscored the importance of maintaining good relations between the government and Wolesi Jirga, and hoped that the joint consultative meetings continue.
In this meeting, a number of representatives in Wolesi Jirga separately spoke about ways to have further positive and constructive cooperation.