The Washington Times cites the Atlantic Council for cohosting an event with Afghan presidential candidate Dr. Abdullah Abdullah: 

Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Thursday that Washington and Kabul must keep a close relationship even as U.S. troops prepare to exit the country after more than a decade of war.

Just days before a runoff vote to decide the presidential contest, Mr. Abdullah said the fact that his country is voting for a new leader demonstrates the evolution that already has occurred with the aid of the U.S., despite the challenges still facing Afghanistan.

“We have come more than half the way together,” Mr. Abdullah told a Washington audience at the Atlantic Council via Skype Thursday.

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