Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani, who fled Kabul when the Taliban troops arrived in the suburbs of the city last month, apologized for the sudden collapse of his government on Wednesday, but he has millions of dollars with him. I denied that I was there.
Ganny said in a statement posted on Twitter that if he stayed, “there is the same terrifying street-to-street imagination risk that the city suffered during the Civil War” of his security team. The 1990s said he left to urge. “
“Leaving Kabul was the hardest decision in my life, but I believed it was the only way to silence the gun and save Kabul and her 6 million citizens,” he said.
Statement 8 September 8, 2021 pic.twitter.com/5yKXWIdLfM
— Ashraf Ghani (@ashrafghani) September 8, 2021
The statement largely reflected the message Ganny sent from the United Arab Emirates shortly after departure, and was heavily criticized by former allies who accused him of betraying Ganny.
Ganny, a former World Bank official who became president after two fiercely controversial elections hurt by widespread allegations of fraud on both sides, said he was “completely and categorically wrong” in millions of dollars in cash. I rejected the report that I left it as “I am.”
“Corruption has been a plague that has crippled our country for decades, and the fight against corruption has been a central focus of my efforts as president,” he and his Lebanese-born wife said. “We were cautious about our personal finances,” he added.
He thanked the Afghans for the sacrifices they made in their country during the last 40 years of war.
“It is a deep and deep regret that my own chapter ended in the same tragedy as its predecessor, without guaranteeing stability and prosperity. I could not end it in another way for the Afghan people. I apologize for that. “