Press Release over the US President’s statements on Afghanistan

Afghanistan as one of the most deep-rooted and ancient countries of the world have been able to overcome countless crisis during history.

The Afghan nation has not and will never allow any foreign power to determine its fate.

Our cooperation and partnership with the world countries, particularly with the United States, is grounded on common interests and mutual respect. While the Afghan government supports the US efforts for ensuring peace in Afghanistan, the government underscores that foreign heads of state cannot determine Afghanistan’s fate in absence of the Afghan leadership. Afghanistan will remain dignified and firm in the global political arena.

Given the multifaceted relationship between Afghanistan and the United States, the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan calls for clarification on the US President’s statements expressed at a meeting with the Pakistan prime minister, via diplomatic means and channels.

The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will keep the Afghan public posted on the issue.