The Holy Quran says “Wassulhu Khair” meaning peace is the best. Peace is the best choice not only for us and for our people but also for those who are in the trenches of rebellion. I once again call on Taliban groups to respect the divine call, the people’s want and sincere efforts of Jihadi leaders, and embrace the call of peace. Why use violence when grounds for talks and negotiations are open? What answer they have for the saying of God? That he said in the Quran verse 61 of Infal; “if you see that your opponents are welling to peace and reconciliation, you should also go for peace.”
The government and people of Afghanistan’s determination is to bring peace. If we stood against a peaceful solution, today [they] would legitimize this war. We are determined to ensure peace because the people need peace like air for living. But, we need to have willing to be able to reinforce the real peace. We never accept that peace where, God forbids, Afghanistan’s geography is divided. [We] do not admit that peace in which women’s rights and Afghanistan Constitution are questioned.
Some (countries) in the region export terrorism, but our three countries’ – Afghanistan, Iran and India – export is hope, trust and cooperation. Meantime, this is our message that the entire region can take part in this joint cooperation and connectivity. Central Asia, Europe and China are parts of this vision and shared determination.
The key to our success is largely depending on our ability to transform the government's rooted culture of corruption into a citizen-oriented governance system.
What is our fundamental problem that people, private sector and government cannot assemble? Our problems are corruption, lack of commitment, not taking the time serious, and culture of being boss. Government is the only service tools for the people. Stability will not come through weapon, but through trust of people on government. I promised that I will fight against corruption, and those who work for the people should be appreciated and work further with the private sector.
Focus and political will in the region for defining "poverty" and "terrorism" has been created as two of our major challenges. Terrorism is not a short-lived phenomenon, if the four previous waves of terrorism were only a sign, unfortunately, the fifth wave is a phenomenon in the middle term. We have to put our forces together, keep our focus and move forward. Afghans will overcome these challenges with the ability of their flexible culture.
The security forces who sacrifices their lives for defending the country should be called ‘Shaheed’ and we should give further assistance and attention to the families of martyrs and injured forces.