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Terrorism Haunting Entire Region: NSA Mohib

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Sunday February 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Speaking at a Town Hall meeting on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, Afghanistan’s National Security Advisor Dr. Hamdullah Mohib stated that his country is fighting the menace of terrorism that is haunting the whole region. “Terrorism is an enemy that is hunting our entire region”, he added. He also expressed his sympathies with India over the Pulwama attack that took the lives of 40 Indian security personnel. Other participants of the Town Hall meeting were former US Secretary of State John Kerry, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, and Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mahmoud Qurishi. Referring to the recent peace talks with Taliban, NSA Mohib said that the social and political dynamics of Afghanistan are different than of 2002. He said, “Afghanistan is not a country of 2002, most of the people should think and fix what went wrong in 2002.” He further added that “Afghanistan has come a long way.
That’s completely a different country tangibly and intangibly and we are heading to our prosperous future and we are now able to bring the region together.” The Afghan NSA also paid tribute to the Afghan soldiers who laid their lives to defend their country’s values and territorial integrity. “Our soldiers do not fight for $300 salary, they are fighting for a purpose.” He expanded on saying that “They are not causality, those are sacrifices we make on behalf of our country, for our freedom, sovereignty and the values we stand for, and we will continue that as long as Afghanistan exist, and a single Afghan exists in the country.” In a references to Afghanistan neighboring countries particularly Pakistan, Mohib said that Afghanistan has a proud nation with a rich political history, “Everyone knows we take our sovereignty extremely seriously, Afghanistan is a nation which is not invented, and it’s a nation which has built and some of our neighbors forget about our history”, he added.
 

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