Afghanistan marks 94th Independence Day
By Ghanizada - Mon Aug 19 2013, 2:22 pm
Afghan president Hamid Karzai and a number of other high level governent officials attended the the parade to makr the event. Afghanistan won freedom from Britain 94 years ago after signing a treaty in 1919, making it independent.
The national ceremonies are celebrated in a low profile after militants attacked the Mujahideen victory ceremony in capital Kabul earlier in 2009.
In the meantime, the presidential palace media office following a statement said that a number of world leaders greeted president Hamid Karzai and wished peace and stability in the country.
U.S. secretary of State John Kerry in a message said that the date signifies Afghan sovereignty as the country strives to fully take control of its future as foreign military forces prepare to withdraw at the of 2014.
Kerry in a statement said tjat there has been inspiring progress across Afghanistan in many sectors, including health care, media, education, women’s rights, trade and commerce.
He said, during the past year alone, the Afghan people have also taken significant steps to prepare for the coming security and political transitions, from the milestone event on June 18 that marked Afghan forces taking the lead for security across the country to the new electoral laws that set the stage for the coming 2014 elections.
The British embassy in Kabul following a statement also greeted the Afghan government and Afghan people on Independence Day celebrations, and insisted for further improvement of bilateral relations between the two nations.