President Ghani in a speech at the Geneva Conference

Ghani: Afghanistan does not want charity from the international community

At the beginning of Geneva summit President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said that Afghanistan did not want charity from the international community but to connect with the world.

The Geneva Summit on Afghanistan officially begun in Geneva on Monday, November 23, with a speech by Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammad Hanif Atmar, with representatives from 70 countries and 30 international organizations.

“Our goal is to become a transit hub in the region and to stand on our own two feet, and we need the help of the international community to achieve this,” Mr Ghani said at the Geneva summit.

He stressed that a stable and democratic Afghanistan would be important for the region and the world at large.

The President also spoke about peace and said that he considers the cooperation of international countries necessary for Afghanistan to achieve peace and stressed that Afghanistan has made many sacrifices to achieve peace.

At the Geneva summit, the program of financial commitments and political support of donor countries for the next four years will be clarified.