Moscow conference urges joint regional fight on Daesh
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a recent conference “Islamic State a threat to Afghanistan and Central Asian states” in Moscow, the Russian capital, have agreed on a common agenda to fight the self-styled terrorist group.
Fahim Dashti, Afghanistan Journalists Union (AJU) head who attended the conference, told Pajhwok Afghan News diplomats, journalists, political analysts and academics from Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan and Russia took part in the event.
Wahidullah Tawhidi, the Election Reform Commission (ERC) deputy chief, Jawad Muhseni, the Tamadon Television head, Ghulam Sakhi Ghirat, foreign affairs advisor and Mohammad Omar Sharifi, an analyst, had also been in attendance, he said.
Dashti said the conference held last week issued a resolution at the end, terming the Islamic State or Daesh “a huge threat to the region and stressed the need for a common strategy to combat it.”
He said the IS was seen as a project aimed at destabilising the Middle East and religious fanatics were being recruited to the mission.
Dashti said some Taliban had also joined the outfit to show themselves more extremists. He said terrorists of many stripes existed in Afghanistan but there was no chance for a re-emergence of the IS and Al Qaeda in the war-torn country.
According to reports, Foreign Affairs Advisor Ghulam Sakhi Ghirat had termed Russia a regional power and had acknowledged the effectiveness of Kremlin’s role in weakening the IS in Syria .
He told the conference that Afghanistan could use the Russian experience in gaining success in political, economic and security arenas.
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