• publish: 25 December 2015
  • time: 11:25 am
  • category: Economy
  • No: 2742

Afghan New Parliament Building inaugurated, Modi addresses Afghan lawmakers

Indian Prime Minister Nandera Modi along with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani officially inaugurated the new Afghanistan parliament building which is located between the ruins of Darulaman Palaces.

The building has been constructed with the financial support of India at an estimated cost of $90 million.

Indian Prime Minister Nandera Modi then addressed Afghan lawmakers during the inauguration of the new Afghanistan parliament building.

Here are the highlights of his speech to lawmakers:

  • Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that gives flowers, not thunder
  • Afghanistan is a land where legends are born- of poetry and beauty, of valour and honour, of pride and generosity
  • Great Afghan people waged an epic struggle of courage and resolve to shape their future with vote and debate not gun and violence
  • A country with an abiding faith in the tradition of Jirga (tribal council) has chosen democracy, against challenges that would have defeated a lesser people
  • I salute the countless Afghans who have sacrificed their lives, the leaders and the MPs for the democracy in the country
  • Today, I am humbled and honoured to join President Ashraf Ghani and all the MPs to dedicate this new abode of democracy to the Afghan nation
  • I stand on behalf of 1.25 billion friends in India in admiration for your achievements in gratitude for your friendship
  • We could not have chosen a more special day than the birthday of former PM Vajpayeeji who dreamt of this project with Karzai Saheb
  • We are deeply touched that you have chosen to name one of the wings in this building Atal Block

Nander Modi is also expected to announce another Indian aid package worth $200 million.

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