KABUL: Ashraf Ghani has taken oath as 13th president of Afghanistan. Pakistani president Mamnoon Hussain along with key personalities of foreign countries has also attended the oath ceremony. After more than a decade of war against terrorism in Afghanistan, led by NATO forces, the powers have been transferred peacefully and democratically.
Ashraf Ghani took oath as the 13th president of Afghanistan during the ceremony, being held in the presidential palace in the capital Kabul. The Chief Justice of Afghanistan helped him take the oath. President Mamnoon Hussain, Asfandyar Wali, Mahmood Achakzai and Aftab Sherpao were representing Pakistan in the ceremony.
Vice President of India, Hamid Ansari, ambassadors of France and Britain in Kabul and a ten-member delegation of America also attended the ceremony. More than 200 important tribal chiefs and foreign guests also attended the ceremony.
On this occasion, tight security arrangements were seen. Helicopters kept hovering over. In the ceremony, Abdullah Abdullah took oath as the first Chief Executive of the country. Ashraf Ghani helped him take the oath. The rank of chief executive will be equal to the rank of prime minister.
On this occasion, two vice presidents General Dostam and Sarwar Danish also took oaths. The former president, Hamid Karzai was given farewell guard of honor. Hamid Karzai expressed his happiness and thanked the international community and neighbor countries in order to strengthen Afghanistan.