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Powerful Afghan governor defying President Ghani agrees to go

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) – Months of wrangling that have undermined the expert of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s Western-supported government finished on Thursday when the capable legislative leader of Balkh territory consented to move to one side after an arrangement over his successor.

Atta Mohammad Noor, who has resisted Ghani’s endeavors to expel him from office for quite a long time, said he would move to one side, permitting Ishaq Rahgozar, an individual from parliament from his own Jamiat-I Islami party, to move to the senator’s royal residence in the common capital, Mazar-I Sharif.

“Since our requests have been met, I have chosen to advance down,” Atta Noor told a pressed rally of supporters in the city, including that he would remain in Mazar and stay dynamic in governmental issues, getting ready for presidential races one year from now.

Under the assention, another police boss in Balkh worthy to Atta Noor was likewise affirmed on Thursday, while he was additionally anticipated that would be permitted to name the new instruction serve in the national government and the envoy to Kazakhstan.

The arrangement closes a harming standoff that featured profound divisions in Ghani’s administration and also his battle to force his power on the intense territorial pioneers who overwhelm Afghan legislative issues outside the capital.

Western representatives had been frightened at the emergency, which drew concentrate far from the battle against the Taliban and fuelled fears of city viciousness. The U.S. Government office respected the agreement “for putting the interests of the general population of Afghanistan first”.

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