Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah at a ceremony in Kabul on Sunday said an absolute majority of Afghans are against stepping back to the dark days in which their rights were violated and that he sees the capacity among the new generation of the country to build a prosperous and stable Afghanistan.
He raised the issue of peace at a gathering on World Tuberculosis Day.
“The future of Afghanistan is belonged to the people of Afghanistan and an absolute majority of Afghans are in favor of peace in Afghanistan,” he reiterated. “Also I believe that an absolute majority of Afghans do not want to go back to the dark days in which human rights are violated, women’s and children’s rights are violated.”
He stressed that the new generation of Afghans have the ability to build a stable and prosperous Afghanistan.
Abdullah mentioned that efforts are underway to create a unified path for peace.
“Efforts are underway to bring together all efforts for peace and there are consultations about a unified address for leadership of the efforts,” he said. “Any effort for peace is good but the efforts can better represent the voice of all Afghans when they are concentrated and are directed towards a unified route.”
Abdullah, meanwhile, said the Afghan government is committed to eradicating tuberculosis in the country.
He said efforts should be coordinated to fight the disease. “Some figures showed progress but other statistics indicated that there are still problems on the way of eradicating the disease. I hope that efforts are coordinated in this respect,” he said.
He said he hopes that the oppositions will cooperate with campaigns which are carried out for eradicating tuberculosis and other diseases.
Abdullah said that media outlets can also play an effective role in efforts to eradicate the infectious disease.
“We need more contribution and assistance. The role of citizens, religious scholars and media is quite important,” he said.
He extended his condolences to victims of the recent floods in the country and said that poverty and natural disasters increase the number of diseases.
Abdullah’s remarks come a day after he met President Ghani at a consultative meeting on peace with other political leaders, inducing former President Hamid Karzai, former Jihadi leader Abdul Rab Rasul Sayyaf, the Second Vice President Sarwar Danish and head of the High Peace Council Mohammad Karim Khalili.
According to Ghani, to a unified stance on the peace process, he will continue consultation with other politicians and representatives of all walks of life with earnest.