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Message by Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan


On the occasion of the International Day of Peace



Dear fellow countrymen and women,


Brothers and Sisters!


The International Day of Peace, observed every year on September 21, is a day that the United Nations dedicated to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of global peace.


We Afghans, who have gone through three decades of war and turmoil, very well recognize the value of peace and hope that an enduring peace can be ensured in our country.


As part of its efforts for peace, the Government of Afghanistan established a council for peace as recommended by the Consultative Peace Jirgah aimed at seeking ways for a lasting peace and moving forward the reconciliation process with our disaffected citizens.


On this occasion, I once again call on all those who have picked up arms against their country to give up violence and use this opportunity (Peace Day) to join the Peace process and help rebuild their country.


I hope that this day becomes the beginning of an enduring peace in our country and the world.



Hamid Karzai

President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan



For further information, please contact: 

Office of the Spokesperson to the President of Afghanistan,

Tel:   +93 (20) 210 2853

Fax:  +93 (20) 210 3705




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