Afghanistan's new leadership signals change and growing stability

CEO Abdullah Abdullah (l) and President Ashraf Ghani share the task of rebuilding Afghanistan (photo: dpa)
CEO Abdullah Abdullah (l) and President Ashraf Ghani share the task of rebuilding Afghanistan (photo: dpa)

The new unity government in Afghanistan, led by President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah, faces an enormous task of rebuilding a broken state. The leaders appear genuinely committed to making the power-sharing deal work to fight widespread corruption and improve regional relationships while creating a more stable investment climate that encourages private sector development, especially of the country’s vast mineral and natural resources. The departure of Hamid Karzai and the announcement of the unity government has provided fresh optimism that long-term stability is possible in Afghanistan.

<i>The installation of a national unity government in Afghani...

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