There is no good or bad terrorism, says Ghani
KABUL (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani, who met a US delegation at his office on Sunday, said there was no bad or good terrorism and the Afghan government would continue its struggle against the menace.
A four-member delegation of US senators led-by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen called on President Ghani at the Presidential Palace and discussed with him issues concerning efforts at countering terrorism, extremism and the situation in Afghanistan and the region, a statement from the Presidential Palace said.
The visiting US lawmakers said President Barack Obama’s recent announcement to keep troops in Afghanistan beyond 2016 would help the two countries reach a common goal and strengthen their join struggle against the threat of terrorism.
Ghani said there was no bad and good terrorism, calling for a comprehensive struggle against the threats. The president identified criminal economy that supports terrorism one of the reasons behind insecurity in Afghanistan and the region.
Afghanistan has the capacity to connect regional countries, said the president as he referred to ambitious regional projects including railroads, fuel and gas pipeline and electricity.
He said work on the power supply project from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan and South Asia was underway.
He said corruption was another problem hindering economic development of Afghanistan, but said his government had controlled corruption in procurement contracts and they were trying to increase women’s participation in government.
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