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Afghan cyclists with message of peace reach India

Afghan cyclists with message of peace reach India

Aug 18, 2016 - 19:36

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok):  The two Afghan cyclists, who travelled to 15 countries in Europe, Asia and the America and delivered the message of peace to the UN chief, have reached India.

The Afghan Embassy in New Delhi in a statement said the two cyclists, Dr. Nadir Shah and his son Feroz Khan, travelled more than 11000 KMs by bicycle to 15 countries in Asia, Europe and America in a span of a year and two months to convey the message of the people of Afghanistaninfo-icon to the worldinfo-icon.

The two started a round-the-world trip in 2015. On their trip, they met with Secretary General of United Nations Ban Ki Moon in May this year and conveyed to him the message of peace and friendship of the people of Afghanistan

"In their message, the peace promoters said: “We, the people of Afghanistan, deliver the message of peace and friendship to the United Nations and the world at large through our cyclist champion.

“Afghans are tired of incessant conflict imposed on them. They want to live in peace and be an active member of the United Nations. Our nation has suffered a lot from various violent extremist groups and their divisive and destructive agendas.”

“We deserve to live in peace and prosperity, with proper security, good governance, and equal rights for all. We urge the United Nations and member states for continued support so that we can prove to be a productive member of this beautiful world.”

The two cyclists arrived at the Embassy of Afghanistan on Wednesday and Dr. Shaida Mohammad Abdali, the Afghan Ambassador to India, received them at the embassy.

Abdali praised the noble cause of the cyclists and said it was a positive step on the path to peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“I from the core of my heart thank you for your quest for peace and conveying the message of peace to the world,” Abdali said.


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