Afghan gov't seeks regional cooperation in war on terror

15:48, April 28, 2010      

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The Afghan government on Wednesday termed terrorism as the common enemy of the region and called for more cooperation against the menace.

"Terrorism is the common enemy of the region as well as the enemy of the whole world and overcoming the menace requires larger cooperation," Afghan Vice President Mohammad Qasim Fahim said in his address to mark the 18th anniversary of Mujahidin or Afghan resistance victory against the Soviet Union and its backed regime in 1992.

Fahim, who serves as the acting president, attached the regional stability to durable security in Afghanistan, saying that a stable Afghanistan would benefit the region and boosts economic and trade activities in the whole region.

He also emphasized that the government's doors for talks with oppositions are open and anyone wants dialogue is welcomed.

Fahim expressed his gratitude to the international community particularly the United States, for its support in the rebuilding of the war-battered Afghanistan and vowed that the Afghan administration would spare no effort in purging corruption and narcotics.

This year's ceremony was held amid tight security inside the compound of national sports stadium.

President Hamid Karzai, who is in Bhutan to attend the 16th summit of South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), came under Taliban attack on the victory day two years ago which disrupted the festival and since then the day has been commemorated in lower extend.

On the eve of the day, Taliban militants carried out a bloody attack in Kandahar city, south of Afghanistan Tuesday night, killing at least 3 persons and injuring 40 others.

Source: Xinhua


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