National Security Advisor Hamdullah Mohib announced that he concluded his trip to Washington, DC, where he emphasised that true peace is the Afghans’ “innate desire” and their primary duty.
On his trip, he met with many individuals of Afghanistan, including in the US government, Congress, think tanks, and the media, “I voiced our people’s legitimate concerns and made Afghanistan’s principled position clear”, he wrote on Twitter.
Mohib stated that it is their responsibility towards the 35 million Afghans, who aspire an honest and lasting peace, also to all their partners who have invested in Afghanistan and its people.
He reiterated the commitment of Afghanistan with US, saying that the Afghan people and government value their partnership with the United States and are especially grateful for America’s generous support to the armed forces.
Mohib also assured that Afghans will continue to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with the United States to fight terrorism in order to ensure joint security interests, as well as in pursuit of an honest, transparent, and just peace.
“In that regard, I would particularly caution the Afghan presidential hopefuls to exercise restraint and not end up on the wrong side of history. The country will judge you on how you treat your own, not what you do for others. Patriotism above all”, he tweeted.