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Kabul Pursuing both Peace and Anti-Terror Strategies: Atmar

Kabul Pursuing both Peace and Anti-Terror Strategies: Atmar

KABUL - National Security Advisor Mohammad HanifAtmar has said Afghanistan is perusing a peaceful settlement to the conflict simultaneously with counterterrorism strategies as one completes the other.
Atmar expressed these views in his address to the Corps Commanders and other military officers during “Officer Conference” here on Thursday.
The NSA said the conference was of high importance and all countrymen and women had been awaiting the outcome of this national event.
Atmar congratulated security forces for the successful conduct of the Kabul Process Conference and the TAPI gas pipeline inaugural ceremonies.
He said not only the Afghans but the global community specially NATO and participants of the Warsaw Conference, including US President Donald Trump, during their speeches had praised the bravery and sacrifices of Afghan forces.
Atmar said terrorism was a threat to Afghanistan and the entire world and the international community could not fight the menace without the help of Afghanistan.
Referring to security forces, he said: “Your achievements and the way you fought terrorism is not only a pride for the Afghans but for the international community as well.”
He said the Afghan government would present two different strategies on peace and counter-terrorism to the international community.
The international community wondered how peace and terrorism -- a two different strategies -- could be implemented the same time, said Atmar.
He added the Afghan government and security bosses briefed the participants of Kabul Process Conference about the security and counter-terrorism strategies and made them satisfied.
Atmar said the region and global community faced “triangular terrorism” originated from criminal economy, drugs and state sponsored terrorism.
He said the people of Afghanistan faced with one internal and three external terrorist groups.
He said there were three more terrorist groups which the Afghan government would fight and not talk.
Daesh, Al Qaeda, Pakistani Taliban that included Lashkar-i-Tayyiba, Jaish Mohammad and others and in the third rank were Uzbek and eastern Turkistan groups, Ansarullah and Jundullah
He said all these groups had links with the Taliban and if the Taliban cut ties with them, the government would talk to the Afghan Taliban. (Pajhwok)