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Peace movement urges EU to work for stability in Afghanistan

Peace movement urges EU to work for stability in Afghanistan

Aug 04, 2018 - 17:10

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): People’s Peace Movement while carrying photographs of war victims on Saturday asked the European Union to cooperate Afghans in achieving peace and stability in their country.

A number of members of the movement gathered in front of the EU office in capital Kabul today, asked the EU body to work for the end of the conflict and peace in Afghanistaninfo-icon and press countries that support terrorism.

They were chanting slogans, ‘We suffer from war’ ‘we want peace’ ‘no more wars’ ‘we want the ceasefire extended’ ‘both sides of the war are our beloved people whether they are Talibaninfo-icon or soldiers,’

Iqbal Khyber, the leader of the movement, said, “We came here in front of the EU office and we want the European countries to help Afghanistan in experiences they have about peace,”

“We want to present an album of war, killings, violence and clear signs of human rights violations happened in Afghanistan to the EU,” he said.

Without providing more details, he said the album included photographs of war and violence that some of European countries were also involved in.

The peace movement would organize a huge gathering in Ghazi Stadium in Kabul next Thursday (August 9) and start journey by feet to north of the country a day later, Khyber said.

The peace movement was begun from southern Helmand province about two months ago and dozens of its members started their pedestrian journey from the province to Kabul which joined by many other people on their way.

The movement installed protest tents in front of the embassies of US, Russia, Iran, Pakistaninfo-icon and Britain. The tent of the movement is currently erected in Chaman-I-Huzuri in Kabul.

Mohammad Nikzad, a member of the peace movement, said that UNAMA and Russian and US embassies have promised to cooperate for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, while Iran and Pakistan delegations did not respond.

He said Pakistan and Iran were interfering in Afghanistan for their own interests and the conflict would also spread to them if the two neighbors continue meddling in Afghans’ affairs.

Peace and ending the conflict are the main goals of this movement and it would continue until the two goals not achieved, Nikzad concluded.


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