Afghan National Security Adviser resigns

Afghan National Security Adviser resigns
FILE - In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan. Talks next month in Moscow to discuss a peaceful end to 17-years of war in Afghanistan that includes a place at the table for the Taliban has ruffled feathers in Washington and Kabul, who are refusing to attend, and resurrected Cold War memories. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Kabul,  Afghan National Security Adviser Mohamad Anif Atmar resigned on Saturday due to “serious differences over policies and approaches at the top level of government”, the media reported.

According to TOLO News, Atmar’s letter of resignation stated that he differed in opinion “when it came to national unity, national consensus, peace and security political management, electoral affairs, good governance and regional affairs.”

“I am stepping down because we haven’t reached a consensus,” Atmar stated in the letter.

He has been a close aide of President Ashraf Ghani since 2014. He was also the Interior Minister during former President Hamid Karzai’s tenure until 2010.