• publish: 4 July 2020
  • time: 2:53 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 14227
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Dustom became Marshal

Sources close to former vice president Abdul Rashid Dostum on Friday confirmed that a presidential decree was signed on June 10 promoting Dostum to marshal rank.

This was a provision of the political agreement between President Ghani and Dr. Abdullah Abdullah signed on May 17.
A copy of the decree was leaked on Thursday evening.
As provided for in the political agreement, Dostum will also become a member of the High Council of Government and the National Security Council.
Confirming the decree, first deputy to Afghanistan High Reconciliation Council, Enayatullah Babur Farahmand said in his Facebook page that the official announcement to be made soon, thanking Abdullah and his other electoral team members as well as President Ghani for promoting him as the 3rd Marshal of Afghanistan.

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