The Chief Executive’s Statement on the Passing of Senator John McCain

John McCain, senior senator, prominent American politician and good friend of the Afghan people, died today at the age of 81.

The death of Senator McCain has saddened me a lot. I met with Senator John McCain many times and spoke on relations between the United States and Afghanistan. He has always called for peace and stability and sustainable development in Afghanistan.

Senator McCain played an active role in US contribution and cooperation for combating terrorism as well as development and reconstruction of Afghanistan.

On behalf of the government and people of Afghanistan, I express my deepest condolences for the death of this great politician and Senator Mr. McCain.

The world will miss such committed and trustworthy politicians as John McCain.

Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan