Kabul Calls On OSCE To Send Monitoring Teams To Country's Presidential Election
Faizan Hashmi 7 days ago Fri 07th December 2018 | 05:59 PM
Kabul wants the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) to send its observation mission to the upcoming presidential election in Afghanistan, Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman said on Friday.
"We are now preparing for the presidential election to be held in the spring of next year. We would like to take this opportunity to invite the OSCE to continue its cooperation by sending its election support teams," Zaman said at the 25th OSCE Ministerial Council in Milan.
Media reported last month that the Afghan Independent Election Commission was considering the option of postponing the presidential election over delays at polling places and broken equipment during the parliamentary vote in October. But Afghanistan's National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib told Sputnik on November 28 that the presidential election would be held as scheduled.