US to help build prosperous Afghanistan
In his message of felicitations, US Ambassador James Cunningham promised that his country would stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Afghanistan for years to come.
“I want to take this opportunity to reiterate America’s long-term commitment to help build a secure and prosperous Afghanistan,” he said in a statement from the US embassy in Kabul.
He added the US would redouble its efforts in the year ahead to help Afghans shape a bright future for their magnificent country. “Together, we can meet our common challenges and seize the shared opportunities that the New Year brings.”
Separately, ISAF commander Gen. Joe Dunford also wished the Afghans a peaceful and joyful new year. “Nawroz is the time to celebrate the coming of spring and the rebirth of the world around us from the hardships of winter.
“Rebirth and renewal are fitting sentiments for Afghanistan as I watch this country recover from the hardships of the past.
“Each day I see Afghans standing up and contributing, making their nation stronger -- a nation now protected by a professional Army and Police force that will take the lead for security operations across Afghanistan this year.”
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