By: The Kabul Time
sKABUL: President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said rapid reaction and addressing of the recently war-affected Helmand province situation indicated high capacity of the country’s security and defense forces, a statement from the Presidential Palace said Tuesday.
Addressing the Reforms and Powerfulness Conference of Security and Defense Forces, held at the Chaharchenar Palace, the country’s president commended the armed forces for fast reaction and urgently addressing of Helmand province situation, following a series of fierce conflicts with the Taliban militants, the palace said in a statement received by The Kabul Times.
The conference was attended by senior security officials including Chief of Security Reforms and Self-sufficiency Sector to the National Security Council, Najibullah Wardak, Acting Interior Minister, Massoud Andarabi, Second Deputy to the Ministry of Defense and Advisor to the National Security Council, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, the statement added.
The participants shared their reports about the ongoing security situation of the country, with the national security advisor saying: “Currently, the country’s security and defense forces, apart from cooperation of the foreign troops, conduct 96 percent of military operations and the figure would reach to 100 percent in the coming year.”
The country’s president said: “Soon reaction of the country’s security and defense forces to the Helmand province situation indicated their high capacity.”
“Effective use of the forces is very important and there was a need for new viewpoint under the new environment,” said the president.
He added that in order to protect the democratic system, there was a need for a powerful system and such as system could only be protected through a legal use of the force.
President went on as saying: “We have enough experiences of preventing improper expenditures and there is a serious need of reforms in the forces arrangement.”
He reiterated that expenditures should be focused on the frontline of war and that improper expenditures should be prevented.
“Increase in coordination between the security forces has resulted in better cohesion among them,” said the country’s president asking for more attention in this field as he believed reforms would further help ease brought in decision making.