Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF), who are getting stronger and improving their combat capabilities with each passing day, need continued support of the government and people.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani in his recent remarks has said the government is strongly and fully supporting the country’s National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF).
Addressing to soldiers and officers of the Afghan Army’s 205thAttal Corps in Kabul, the country’s President said: “You have proved you are getting stronger with each passing day – a reason we are going to peace, your role would further increase once peace comes in our country.”
“Whenever peace talks accelerate, war also intensifies but peace would come, and it needs tolerance and recourse”, he said.
The country’s president also appreciated the ANDSF for their assistance to flood affected families in various provinces, instructing the Ministry of Defense (MoD) to give rewards to those ANDSF personnel helping and rescuing flood-affected families.
“Those who say there is no motivation among the Afghan security forces, they should look at our forces, your patriotism really is appreciable,” he said.
The president ordered security and defense organs to resolve problems in equipment supply to soldiers, their privileges and rights. He assured that security officers’ problems would be addressed in a timely manner.
Meanwhile, President Ghani has promised the country’s defense and security forces that work is underway to equip the ANDSF with modern military equipment; moreover, the government is working to provide further military training inside and outside of the country. Afghan military experts and lawmakers believe that supporting the ANDSF by the people and government can put positive impacts on both maintaining security and economic and social development.
“Besides that people’s support from ANDSF can put good impacts on security of the country, the support of the government as well as media are also effective as most of the people receive security reports through media,” a lawmaker Mirdad Nijrabi said.
He asked the government for continued support of the ANDSF, appreciating their capabilities and timely addressing their demands and problems as they were working day and night for defending the country and people and maintaining security in each corner of the country.
In the past 17 years, the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) have developed into a collection of professional institutions that are both committed to their mission and highly respected. Although they face major challenges in key areas of capacity, such as logistics and air power, they are able to defend and address any kinds of threats as they are fighting with high impetus for their people and country.
It is worth mentioning that security is one of top working priorities for each government. In Afghanistan, National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) are undoubtedly responsible for maintaining security, order and defending the country.