Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah have wished a speedy recovery for the U.S. Senator John McCain after being diagnosed with brain tumour.
President Ghani in a statement said that he was saddened by the news of McCain’s illness and shares the “unease and anxiety” of the McCain family as the Senator is fighting cancer.
“President Ghani and the First Lady stand with the McCain family at this difficult moment and believe that the senator, who is a war hero, a fighter and a great friend of Afghanistan, will overcome this fight and would continue to serve the public,” the statement said.
“My family and the Afghan people are grateful for his support and friendship and we will keep him in our prayers and thoughts are he recovers,” the statement added.
Describing McCain as his and the Afghan people’s “good friend”, Chief Executive Abdullah has also wished the Senator a speedy and full recovery. “An honorable man of great strength, courage and values,” he said.
Senator McCain has been diagnosed with a brain tumour after doctors removed a blood clot above his left eye last week, his office said on Wednesday, cited by the Telegraph.
The 80-year-old Arizona senator and chairman of the Armed Services Committee has glioblastoma, an aggressive cancer, according to doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.