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Afghan national unity deal 'a win win situation', says Abdullah

11 August 2014 Last updated at 17:08 BST

Afghanistan's two presidential candidates are now co-operating to build a government of national unity.

The deal comes four months after disputed elections in which both Dr Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani claimed victory. It was signed on Friday in front of the US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Dr Adbullah told the BBC's David Lyon the agreement was "a win, win situation", placing the Afghan people at the centre of politics.

However, he refuted comments by Mr Ghani that no elements of "power-sharing" would be involved.

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