Message from: The Hague

Message from: The Hague

H.E. Dr. Abdullah Abdullah

Chief Executive Officer

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Afghanistan, Kabul


Your Excellency,

Allow me to extend my sincere congratulations on your appointment as Chief Executive Officer of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.  As a result of Afghanistan’s peaceful democratic transfer of power, you have been charged with a significant responsibility.  I wish you wisdom and every success in the important endeavours that lie ahead.

I would also like to congratulate you on the political agreement reached between you and Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai to form a government of National Unity, ensuring a peaceful transition in the interest of all Afghans and a common approach to Afghanistan’s economic and security challenges.

Please be assured of the Netherland’s continued support in the implementation of the reforms needed for peace and prosperity in Afghanistan.  My government is committed to contributing to the NATO Resolute Support Mission, and we will continue our development aid contributions in the coming years.

Please accept my best wishes for a successful term, and I look forward to the continued cooperation between our two countries.

Yours sincerely,


Mark Rutte

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of

 the Netherlands