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It’s important to be involved in Afghanistan: Laura Bush

It’s important to be involved in Afghanistan: Laura Bush

Mar 16, 2016 - 10:16

WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): Praising the decision of President Barack Obama to keep US troops in Afghanistaninfo-icon and, former first lady Laura Bush on Tuesday urged the international community to stay engaged with a country that continued to face threat from the Talibaninfo-icon.

“It is important that we all stay involved as Americans in Afghanistan. It is important that we keep our troops there and try to give Afghans the security as they continue to build their country and for all the international community continue to do the things that they are doing,” Laura Bush told a Washington audience.

The former first lady was responding to questions on the occasion of the Washington-launch of the book “We Are Afghan Womeninfo-icon: Voices of Hope,” being bought by George W. Bush Institute at an event organised by the US Institute of Peace.

“The whole international community and the United States needs to continue to do whatever we can to support women in Afghanistan,” she said in response to a question from Stephen J. Hadley, the former national security advisor, who moderated the session.

“We need to help them build the economy so that people can have jobs, people can make money so that people can become independent,” she remarked.

She was heartened that President Obama chose to keep US troops in the country. “I think, we need to keep our troops there. We need to make sure that Afghanistan has the security to build the stability to form their government,” Bush said.  

The Bush Institute’s book, with an introduction by Laura Bush tells the unique stories of 28 women’s contributions to Afghanistan as they seek to promote peace and rebuild their country.


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