President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani traveled to Herat today and met with Commanders of Zafar Military Corps.
Addressing the National Defense and Security Forces, the President said that every man, woman, and child in Afghanistan is proud of you. He stated, “The nation appreciates your actions and believes in your strength. I continuously keep abreast of your situation.”
President Ghani said that honoring the sacrifices of the Armed Forces should be made into a culture and norm. He added, “We are all here to serve and support you. Every member of the Armed Forces who performs a heroic act deserves to be appreciated.”
The President said that all the national resources will be put in the service and support of the Afghan forces so that a durable and dignified peace - our ultimate goal - is ensured.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that war is imposed on us to weaken us in the negotiations but the government and people of Afghanistan will never negotiate from a weak position as our goal is to protect the values enshrined in the sacred tenets of Islam and the Constitution. He added “Nobody should doubt our resolve" in defending our country and people.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani assured the National Defense and Security Forces that we are standing to support you with one voice and there is no political differences when it comes to supporting you.
The President said that over four thousand religious scholars have endorsed the Armed Forces of Afghanistan across the country. He added: “we attend to our soldiers, particularly those who have been injured in battles, and we shall spare no resources to provide medical support for our brave soldiers, especially those injured.”
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani announced that benefits for those injured in the battlefield as well as family members of the fallen warriors will be doubled. He also said that henceforth exceptional services of the Armed Forces would be rewarded with extraordinary promotions.
President Ghani stated that the enemies of the people of Afghanistan aim to disrupt security in the Northern provinces in order to derail implementation of development projects.