Thank you Mr. Chairman,
On behalf of the Delegation of Afghanistan, I would like to express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the government and people of France over the recent terrorist attacks in Paris that claimed the lives of many innocent people and injured many others. As a prime victim of terrorism, the people of Afghanistan feel the pain of the People of France and share their grief at this difficult time.
As stated in a statement by H.E. President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani:
“The barbaric and indiscriminate killing of innocent citizens in Paris is virtually horrible and demonstrates the fact that the terrorists are the enemies of humanity and do not recognize any border,”
Another statement by H.E. Chief Executive Dr. Abdullah Abdullah reads:
“These terrorist attacks against humanity indicate that the terrorists do not know any boundary, religion and nation. They always try to cause tragedy, fear and horror among the nations.”
Such terrorist attacks once again remind us of the need for sustained and collective actions at all levels in fighting terrorism as well as the need for supporting countries that are in the front line of fighting this menace.