Foreign Secretary statement ahead of Afghanistan election

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The UK is urging all groups in Afghanistan to work together for a credible and transparent election, to follow due process, and respect the rule of law and the independence of the electoral authorities.

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

The UK strongly supports Afghanistan’s democratic process and urges all groups to follow due process for a credible and transparent election.

I hope that we see a peaceful election and I urge all parties to stop violence against civilians.

Everyone must be able to exercise the right to participate in the process free from intimidation.

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