Statement by the Secretary General on the Afghan Election Result

  • 02 Nov. 2009 -
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  • Press Release (2009) 158
  • Issued on 02 Nov. 2009
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  • Last updated: 02 Nov. 2009 18:34

I have taken note of the decision by the Afghan Independent Election Commission to declare Mr Hamid Karzai the winner of the Presidential election.

Joint press conference with NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Afghan President Hamid Karzai at the presidential palace.

I congratulate President Karzai on this outcome. NATO will continue to work in support of the Afghan Government and the Afghan people to help them build a safer, more secure future, including by encouraging greater progress in improving governance and fighting corruption.