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Afghanistan welcomes Iraqi elections
www.chinaview.cn 2005-02-01 16:40:08

    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

    

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