KABUL, Feb. 1 (Xinhuanet) -- Afghanistan on Tuesday termed the just concluded violence-hit election in Iraq as a bold step towards stability and democracy in the post-Sadam Middle East state and welcomed it.
"Holding election and participating Iraqis to it in fact is the initiation of a new beginning towards democracy and peace there," presidential spokesman Jawed Ludin told reporters here at a news conference.
More than 50 persons including over a dozen American and Britain soldiers were killed in the heavily guarded one-day election that concluded late Monday.
The Afghan government led by newly elected President Hamid Karzai who took over power through a similar election last Octoberin the war-torn Afghanistan wishes all success for Iraqis under the emerging new administration.
"Besides congratulating their Iraqi brethren, the people of Afghanistan wish them all the best and a bright future," Ludin concluded. Enditem