Nothing will happen after foreign troop’s withdraw: Ghani

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said during his visit to Kandahar province that it’s important to maintain a strong republic system and that Afghanistan must allow the foreign troops to withdraw with honor “because they have helped us.

“I came to Kandahar to be reassured that nothing will happen [conflict-wise] once the foreigners leave.” Ghani said.

“We have always held on to our soil and will continue to do so,” he added.

During his visit to Kandahar he assessed the security situation and inaugurated a private hospital.

Speaking at a gathering Ghani said that despite the decision to withdraw foreign troops, Afghanistan will still have the support of the international community.

“The international community’s commitment has not changed, we still have the international community’s support for another three years,” Ghani said.

This comes after the US on Wednesday announced $300 million in aid to Afghanistan.

Ghani also called on the Taliban to accept Jirga discussions, saying “political issues must be resolved in a political way.”

“There is no law in the world other than our constitution that has an Islamic form. Let’s face it, Islam brings us closer together, (and does) not separate us.” Ghani said.

Meanwhile, Amrullah Saleh, first vice president who was accompanying Ghani, said that they are ready to sacrifice their remaining term of office for peace.