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‘4th Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue’ aimed to improve regional cooperation in fight against terrorism

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‘4th Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue’ aimed to improve regional cooperation in fight against terrorism
 The 4th international conference of Afghanistan – Central Asia Dialogue was held Friday for two days in Bamyan with participation of representatives of more than 20 countries of the world. The conference, the main subject of which was ‘geopolitics relations and terrorism’, was organized by Afghanistan Strategic Studies Institute.
World under transition, return of geopolitics, terrorism evolution, new big game of central Asian countries, ‘foreign players, framework and rules’, Afghanistan from big game to big agreement, disarmament of terrorism, ‘home stories for counter terrorism’ and a glimpse to future were other issues discussed and reviewed in the conference.
The first day of the conference was kicked off with participation of the country’s chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah and number of cabinet members, representatives of people in parliament and foreign representatives from US, China, Pakistan, India, Egypt, Turkey, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
The conference aimed at expansion of Afghanistan relations with Central Asian countries.
Speaking in the conference, chief executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah while considering terrorism as key challenge in current situation added the main victim of terrorism in the region was Afghanistan, stressing that there was no difference between terrorists – Taliban, Daesh and al-Qaeda were all terrorists. Considering also holding that conference as useful, chief executive asserted that discussion related to terrorism and consolidation of Afghanistan relations with other countries was effective. He considered the terrorism phenomenon as the most dangerous phenomenon after the cold war and asked for serious cooperation of neighboring and regional countries to decisively fight against terrorism.
Pointing to classification of terrorist groups to good and bad, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah said, “Current mistakes will have big price as countries and the people of Afghanistan paid huge price because of previous and past mistakes”.
Afghanistan government is obliged to maintain peace and lasting stability which is the most demand of the people, but the country’s chief executive gave no remarks in connection with modality of reaching to peace and stability in the country.
Daud Muradiyan, head of Afghanistan Strategic Studies Institute considered the main aim of the holding the conference as expansion of relations, mutual identification and modality of counter terrorism effort in Afghanistan and Central Asian countries and said, “Our goal is to reach a regional agreement through dialogues”. “We are further working to find further identification through dialogues as further identification can bring more trust and we will witness further cooperation after building confidence”, Muradiyan added.
Tahir Zaheer, Governor of Bamiyan also considered holding such sessions as key for dialogues and joint counter terrorism effort, stressing that discussions and dialogues in connection with issues of the country came out of scientific researches of research organizations and this could be significant for policy-making.
Afghanistan Strategic Studies Institute has held programs and various researches in connection with security, human rights and extremism for the past of few years.
The first and second international conference of Afghanistan and Central Asia dialogues was held in Kabul city, while the conference’s third session was held in Mazar-e-Sharif. 
Representatives of world countries stressed on joint counter terrorism effort amid presence of nearly 30 terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan as Daesh terrorist group appeared three years ago in eastern Nangarhar the currently presence of the terrorist groups has expanded to various provinces of the country based on intelligence information.
Lailuma Noori

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