• publish: 2 November 2019
  • time: 3:07 pm
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Abdullah: SCO should develop strategy to counter rising threat from terrorism

The region needs an effective strategy to counter rising threat from terrorism, Afghan Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said on Saturday.

Speaking at the 18th meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization in Uzbekistan, Abdullah said that Afghanistan is on the frontline of fight against international terrorism and Afghan forces are fighting terror groups which are shared threat to the world especially the region.

He said that Afghanistan was fighting war against terrorism with the support of regional countries and other international friends with huge human and financial sacrifices.

He said that while Afghanistan is committed to peace through dialogue and negotiation, it believes that an effective counter-terrorism strategy is an immediate need for the region to develop.

He said that efforts were ongoing for reaching peace and political settlement to end conflict and violence in Afghanistan.

He said that Afghans support efforts for just, sustainable and credible peace and appreciated countries’ efforts in this regard.

He also said that strengthening cooperation with Afghanistan in the areas of trade and economic activities, including building infrastructure, facilitating trade through air, ground and railway would help peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.

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