President Ghani, Gen. Wolters discuss ways to overcome terrorism

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, in a meeting with the Gen. Tod D. Wolters Commander, U.S. European Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), discussed the ways on how to fight terrorism in the country, said a statement from the Presidential Press Office, the other day.
During the meeting which was attended by Gen. Nicolas, the NATO Civilian Representative, Gen. Wolters reaffirmed his commitment towards sustainable support to the Afghan security and defense forces, the statement said.
“The Afghan security and defense forces and the NATO would jointly fight not only for Afghanistan, but for the regional and the world security,” the statement quoted him as saying.
He said the NATO would stay alongside the Afghan forces and that all commitments and sustainable support with the Afghan security and defense forces were in place.
Thanking the NATO commander for his support to the country’s forces, the country’s president said: “Increase or decrease in the international forces linked to the condition and that peace is the top priority and the government of Afghanistan has arranged a peace roadmap and is carrying out it seriously, considering the ongoing threats and outcomes.”
He said any incorrect stance about peace was not good and that peace and security is facing threats from the enemy and there was a need to hold the process cautiously.
“The government of Afghanistan is committed to peace unless the republican system was harmed and the Taliban are yet to get ready for peace as they are still targeting innocent people and public facilities,” said the country’s president.
He said the Taliban should clarify their links to Pakistan, drugs, Al-Qaeda, Daesh and tens of other terrorist groups.
According to the president, the Taliban could never resist unless securing safe havens inside the Pakistani soil.
The president said election would essentially be held and that peace would never come without holding the election, ‘but unfortunately the Taliban have announced their enmity with the two national processes, said the statement.

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