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No compromise on national interest: Abdullah

No compromise on national interest: Abdullah

Feb 17, 2015 - 20:43

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday said the unity government would not compromise on Afghanistaninfo-icon’s national interest under any circumstances.

He was speaking at a three-day conference involving police commanders from different provinces in Kabul. NATOinfo-icon and senior Afghan intelligence, defence and interior ministries’ officials were present on the occasion, a statement from the CEO office said.

It quoted Abdullah as saying that the Afghan National Police (ANP) with the support of government and the people of Afghanistan had been able to bravely face the challenges. He assured the conference participants of Afghanistan’s continued cooperation with the international community but said no compromise would be made on the country’s national interest.

Interior Minister Noorul Haq Ulumi briefed the participants about his priorities, security challenges and plans how to overcome the challenges.

He said improved law and order situation in provinces, professionalising the police, ensuring respect to human rights, enhanced border security and elimination of poppy crops topped his priorities.

He said the Talibaninfo-icon, the Haqqani networkinfo-icon and Daesh were terrorist groups and wanted to destabilise Afghanistan. He said police and other security forces were committed to dismantling terrorists.

Speaking on the occasion, NATO top commander in Afghanistan, US General John Francis Campbell, said the first fighting season absent NATO troops was about to begin, calling it a test case for Afghan forces.

He welcomed the appointment of Ulumi as the minister for interior, describing him the best option for the position under current circumstances.


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