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Peace top public demand, cannot be ignored: Ghani

Peace top public demand, cannot be ignored: Ghani

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Sep 27, 2020 - 20:47

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani has stressed that peace was the desire of people and could not be ignored, a statement from Presidential Palace said on Sunday.

The road towards peace was difficult but we must change this window into a gate, streets and corridor, the statement said.

“We should not wait in the halfway and not forget the peace that was the basic demand of our people,” he said.

The president expressed the view this afternoon at the Presidential Palace while meeting a number of journalists recently returned from Qatar.

Wahid Omar, a senior advisor to the president in public and strategic affairs, welcomed the journalists and briefed President Ghani over the media persons’ experiences, efforts and their activities.

The journalists who returned from Doha shared their views, observations, experiences, memories, and meetings with the Afghan government delegation, interviewsinfo-icon and talks with the Talibaninfo-icon with the president during the meeting.

Ghani said: “We have removed the obstacles in the way of face-to-face talks through consenuses developed among Afghans.”

Referring to the role of the media and journalists, he said: “In addition to a fundamental debate on the future, the nation’s questions must be answered, because our open societyinfo-icon decides freely and there was a national will.

He stressed, “No force could change the nature of the system and the first and second chapter of the constitution and the embrace of the republic was very wide.”

President Ghani said that the Covid-19 pandemic has showed all the weaknesses of the worldinfo-icon and the region and we have easily got out of the first wave, but climate change and the 5th  wave of terrorism were still the threats that threaten us like many others countries and to  manage it we should take basic steps together.

He said that the Taliban should understand that they were dealing with a society not with any particular group and the world should understand that the threat they fought in Afghanistaninfo-icon has not been prevented.

“We need a constructive national debate at home and the voices of womeninfo-icon and youth must be heard, society needs stability, intellectual and moral limits and must come to terms with its own principles, he concluded.”

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