KABUL: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) of Afghanistan on Tuesday said the government welcomes every international partner that want to resolve the electoral issues while mediating between the two presidential candidates.
Commenting on arrival of the German special envoy, Michael Koch, spokesman of the foreign ministry, Ahmad Shekib Mustaghni, in weekly media briefing said the Afghan government would welcome allies for their dispute resolution services.
He said, “However, it is unclear that to what extent the mediation would prove helpful as the result is still not clear.”
Koch arrived at Kabul, capital city of Afghanistan, to resolve differences over the two presidential candidates as Abdullah Abdullah has announced earlier that he would not accept the poll results due to alleged rigging.
On the other hand, the spokesman said the government has made preparations for oath taking ceremony of the next president. He added that letters had been sent to 40 friendly countries and several international organizations in this regard. The ceremony will take place on August 2.
President Hamid Karzai has already made cleared that he would transfer power to his successor on August 2, this year, during an official ceremony.
According to Spiegel, a German news magazine, Michael Koch, has come to Kabul to mediate on electoral conflicts as the two candidates are at loggerheads.
Mr. Koch has met Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani, the two presidential hopefuls. Both candidates had welcomed Germany for its mediatory role.
The German ministry of foreign affairs has said that Michael has gone to Kabul in order to emphasize on the two runners that Afghanistan is passing through critical juncture and need all important issues resolved including deadlock over poll results.