Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai welcomed the attention of the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon to Afghanistan.
Karzai wrote on his official Facebook page that during fourteen years of his service he had very good and fraternal relations with Tajikistan, and especially with the President Emomali Rahmon himself.
“Tajikistan has always called for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, and this fact was once again reflected in the recent speech of His Excellency Emomali Rahmon. I wish that as a result of comprehensive cooperation between the two countries, Afghanistan will have universal and lasting peace and tranquility as soon as possible,” said Former Afghan President.
On July 22, President Emomali Rahmon in his speech before the members of the Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies spoke about the situation in neighboring Afghanistan and its people.
Particularly, he stated that the situation in the neighboring Afghanistan, especially in the northern regions bordering Tajikistan, remains extremely difficult and uncertain, it is getting more complicated day by day and even hour by hour.
“Such a difficult situation has arisen for the first time in 43 years of continued internal confrontation in Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan that possesses an ancient history, civilization and culture, is not to blame for such tragic events,” noted Tajik President.
These destructive processes are the result of outside interference in the internal affairs of a neighboring country, which has been going on for over forty years.
“The people of Tajikistan experienced such a tragedy that is foreign intervention, which became the cause of the imposed civil war in the early 90s of the last century and still is in the process of eliminating of its grave consequences. As a result of the war, over 150,000 of our citizens died, 50,000 children were left orphans,” mentioned Emomali Rahmon.