Afghan Soldiers Fight for a Purpose, Unlike Taliban: NSA Mohib at Munich Security Conference

The National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib, while addressing a Town Hall meeting on the sidelines of Munich Security Conference on Friday, stood up for the sacrifices of Afghan soldiers, who according to him “Fight for a purpose”.
“My soldiers do not fight for $300 salary. They are fighting for a purpose. They fight to defend our values with the support of our partners and millions of Afghans around the country and Taliban have lost the purpose and what they’re fighting for”, Mohib said at the conference.

He also remarked that when Afghan soldiers get wounded or lose their lives, they are making sacrifices and they are not to be called “causality”,
they are not causality, those are sacrifices we make on behalf of our country for our freedom, sovereignty and values we stand for”.

Mohib also expressed his gratitude towards and paid a tribute to the US and NATO forces who also make sacrifices in Afghanistan working in tandem with the Afghan National Security and Defense Forces (ANDSF).

Mohib clarified among many leaders present there, including Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, that Afghanistan is vastly different from what it was in 2002, “Afghanistan is not a country of 2002. Afghanistan has come a long way and we are now a different country tangibly and intangibly, as we move to our prosperous future and able to connect the region.”

Mohib assured that peace will come in Afghanistan but also remarked that it has to be an inclusive process, “Peace is coming to Afghanistan. We will bring peace. It is not going to be a simple process of meetings and facilitation. It requires all of us to involve substantively to ensure everybody’s interests are taken care of and is a peace that’s acceptable to Afghan people,” he added.

On Friday, a suicide attack claimed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Force soliders in India, regarding which Mohib commented to say that condemned the attack in Kashmir. He also said “terrorism is an enemy that is hunting our entire region”.

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