Afghan President backs new United States policy on terrorism


Afghan President backs new United States policy on terrorism

He also echoed Trump's strategy in asking Pakistan to do more to foster security and stability in the region, calling on Pakistan to join a "comprehensive dialogue" and saying that the Afghans had "proven that we are committed to peace".

Janjua is in NY to attend the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

Ghani appealed to the global community to change their perspective regarding Afghanistan's problem.

Today, there are over 20 global terrorist groups with an imposed presence on Afghan soil, he said.

The US President, in his policy announcement, had warned Pakistan for its support to terrorist groups on its soil and outside and warned the country of dire consequences if it continues to do so, according to PTI.

President Trump last month announced a new strategy that includes sending 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan, in addition to about 8,400 US and 5,000 North Atlantic Treaty Organization troops there advising Afghan security forces.

Before becoming president, Trump denounced the war, calling it a "terrible mistake" and tweeting in 2013 that "we should leave Afghanistan immediately". "It was agreed that the two countries would stay engaged with a constructive approach to achieve shared objectives of peace, stability and economic prosperity in the region", the FO statement said. Terrorism is not only an attack on human life and basic freedoms, but an attack on the compact of citizenship-an attack on the nation state's relationship with its people which makes democratic societies unique, fair and free. "Aung San Suu Kyi's lengthy silence was tragic, as our hopes that an icon of human rights would choose principle over power".

Trump had also asked India to play a greater role in war-torn Afghanistan, much to the dislike of Pakistan.

"The four year plan involves the goal of really bringing 80 percent of the territory of the country under control", Ghani told National Public Radio in an interview that airs Thursday.

"But in today's ever-changing world, the dominant contextual characteristic defining our times is an extreme uncertainty".

"Though we may be on the front lines, the threat knows no boundaries".

"There is an emerging consensus that advanced economies have yet to arrive at "proper growth models" to overcome high unemployment, decreasing income and wealth inequality. If the United Nations did not exist today, we would have to invent it to address the demands of our time", Ghani concluded.