Afghan Vice President Amrullah Saleh said on Twitter on Tuesday that he is in Afghanistan and is the “legitimate interim president”.
Clarity: According to Afg statutes, in the absence, escape, resignation, or death of the president, the FVP becomes the acting president. I am currently in my country and am the legitimate president of the caretaker. I am contacting all leaders to gain their support and consensus.
— Amrullah Saleh (@AmrullahSaleh2) August 17, 2021
Saleh said last week after a security meeting chaired by then-President Ashraf Ghani that he was proud of the armed forces and that the government would do everything it could to strengthen resistance to the Taliban.
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