Ghani Vows to Prevent Further Instability in Afghanistan

President Ashraf Ghani in a pre-recorded message to the nation on Friday said that remobilization of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF) is his top priority and that required measures are underway to reach this end, but he vowed to prevent further bloodshed in the country.

Ghani thanked the Afghan forces for their bravery in defending the country and said he will not allow the imposed war to bring more devastation and death to the people.

“Under the current situation, remobilizing of the security and defense forces is our top priority and required measures are underway for this purpose,” Ghani said.

“I know that you are concerned about your present and future but I assure you as your president that my focus is to prevent further instability, violence and displacement of my people,” Ghani added. “To do this, I have started widespread consultations within and outside the government, with political leaders and international partners and I will soon share the results with the people.”

Ghani said he will not allow the imposed war on Afghans to bring further killings, loss of the gains of the last 20 years, destruction of public property and continued instability.

His remarks come amidst uncertainty in the country’s situation as well as amidst growing concerns among the people about their future.