The Chief Executive of the National Unity Government of Afghanistan has urged the regional countries to assist Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism and take decisive actions against the safe havens of the terror groups in their soil.

He made the remarks during his speech at the 73rd General Assembly of the United Nations in New York on Wednesday night.

“All stakeholders need to agree to treat all shades of terrorism as one, shut down the breeding grounds and sanctuaries and to prosecute or repatriate the violators,” Abdullah said.

He also added that the response thus far has been sparse and insufficient, emphasizing that “We are working with all countries near and far to bring about better results.”

Abdullah also added that “We have asked our neighboring states, especially Pakistan, to help targeted societies – including their own – deal with this menace. We are looking forward to the timely and elective implementation of the recently agreed Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APPAPS).”

This comes as the Afghan and U.S. officials have long been claiming that the militant and terrorist groups, particularly the Taliban and the notorious Haqqani terrorist network, use their safe havens in Pakistan to plan and coordinate attacks in Afghanistan.

However, the Pakistani officials have repeatedly rejected the claims of the Afghan and U.S. officials.


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