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Government leaders stress common view for peace in Afghanistan

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By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: A gathering was held to commemorate the 40th anniversary of former Soviet Union invasion of Afghanistan and the eight-martyrdom anniversary of Jihadi leader Abdul Mutalib Bek here in Kabul on Friday.
At the outset, the National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib readout President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani’s message, praising Shaheed Bek’s works and struggles, adding Mujahideen’s braveries and sacrifices had been registered in the history with golden words.
Meanwhile, a statement from Presidential Palace on this occasion said that government has considered the Jabul Seraj Palace as Jihadi Museum in order to honor the sacrifices and struggles of Mujahideen for liberation of the country.
Delivering his remarks, the Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah hailed the sacrifices of Abdul Mutalib Bek and extended his condolences to his family and friends, saying Shaheed Bek’s resistance against Soviet forces in Taloqan was known to everyone. Referring to Taliban, Dr. Abdullah said fighting was not a tool to reach to the target, adding that talks were the only option and the Taliban could not succeed without talks. He said Afghans had lost many opportunities due to the continuation of war, adding that every future opportunity should be utilized in the best manner to achieve stability and there was a need for common view in this regard. Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh said Bek played vital role in Jihad, resistance and in the establishment of current system. He was the best representative of people. Referring to ongoing efforts for peace, he said politicians did not hold positive view on peace and reconciliation in the country. He asked all politicians to come together and develop common view on peace agenda.

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