A power-sharing agreement has been Signed by the Afghan president and Abdullah Abdullah

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his political rival Abdullah Abdullah have once again signed a power-sharing deal.

President Ashraf Ghani’s spokesman Sadiq Siddiqui said in a Twitter post that Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have signed the agreement.

According to the spokesman, Abdullah will head the Afghan National Reconciliation Council negotiating with the Taliban and members of his team will also be included in the cabinet, while more details of the agreement will be revealed soon.

It is to be noted that Abdullah Abdullah was in power with Ashraf Ghani in the previous government under an agreement and he had the post of Afghan Chief Executive.

He lost last September’s election but refused to acknowledge it and took the oath of office as president, announcing the formation of a parallel government to Ashraf Ghani.

Following Abdullah’s announcement of a parallel government, the Afghan government faced a political crisis as it exchanged prisoners with the Afghan Taliban.

Last month, the United States also urged the parties to resolve the issue so that inter-Afghan talks with the Taliban could move forward.

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