Afghanistan hopes for countering terrorism through the new US strategy for South Asia

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 26, 2017, 05.47 AM (IST)

Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to the UN, has raised the issue of terrorism in the UN Security Council in Afghanistan

He appealed to the UN Security Council to ensure that the forces of terrorism and extremism do not proliferate.

Stating that the first and the foremost duty of the international community is to make sure that terrorism does not expand, he said the world should not differentiate between good or bad terrorism.

Citing Taliban, Haqqani Network, Al-Qaeda, Daesh, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, he said that these terror organisations are also prohibited by law. 

He said "The international community cannot remain silent. It is the international community's first and foremost duty to ensure that the forces of terrorism and extremism do not find sanctuaries and safe havens anywhere and at any level," he said in an apparent dig at Pakistan."

The council majorly took into account the worsening situation in Afghanistan and called the continuous attack on Afghanistan as a matter of serious concern. 

"The multiple crises that have been inflicted on Afghanistan have made Afghan territory attractive for criminal and terrorist groups, who are well connected to international terror and crime networks."These groups are stealing the resources of Afghanistan which ought to belong to the people of the country," he said.

Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani also joined Akbaruddin in highlighting upon the terrorist safe havens across the border.

He said that the present situation in Afghanistan is the result of the long-standing policy of the neighbouring state which aims to keep the country unstable.

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He also added that the terrorism perpetrated by the neighbouring countries have devastated Afghanistan for years now hoping that the new strategy of the United States for South Asia has generated new hope among people in the country. 

Joanne Adamson, who was representing the European Union, stressed the importance of strong commitment by the international community in accompanying Afganistan's fight for long-term peace, security, and stability. 

 

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Afghan Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani added that the terrorism perpetrated by the neighbouring countries have devastated Afghanistan for years now?hoping that the new strategy of the United States for South Asia has generated new hope among people in the country.

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