KABUL - President Hamid Karzai on Tuesday said foreign forces' withdrawal, scheduled before the end of 2014, would bring stability to Afghanistan.
Indubitably, the country was heading toward development and stability and the departure of NATO-led forces would have no negative impact, he told a meeting at his office.
The consultative meeting was chaired by the president and attended by university chancellors and teachers, the Presidential Palace said. "The pullout of foreign soldiers will not impinge on Afghanistan. Contrarily, it will lead to stability."
It was his administration's constitutional duty to ensure the presidential ballot was held on schedule in a free, fair, inclusive and transparent manner.
He asked the university professors to give their views and suggestions on holding the elections successfully, a statement from his office said. (Pajhwok)