Abandoning Afghanistan again by international community will be a mistake: Moeed 

Islamabad, September 11, 2021 (PPI-OT):National Security Advisor Dr. Moeed Yusuf says abandoning Afghanistan again by the international community will be a mistake. Address an international webinar organized by the Centre for Aerospace and Security Studies, he said that the world needs to constructively engage Afghan Taliban in order to prevent governance collapse and avert another refugee crisis.

He said Pakistan is coordinating with the world to have a stable and peaceful Afghanistan. Dr Moeed Yusuf said that after the Soviet-Afghan Mujahideen conflict in Afghanistan, the Western world committed catastrophic mistakes, including abandoning Afghanistan and sanctioning its “most allied of allies” and Pakistan was the only country which bore the brunt of abandonment of Afghanistan and the subsequent War on Terror.

Speaking on the occasion President Chengdu Institute of World Affairs of China Dr. Long Xingchun said that neighbouring countries have to play the leading role in rebuilding Afghanistan and Pakistan is the most important country in this regard. He said that CPEC should be extended to Afghanistan and Gwadar port can play a big role in strengthening Afghan economy.

Russian geopolitical expert Leonid Savin in his remarks said that the recent take-over by Afghan Taliban has changed the regional political dynamics and this will have an impact on global politics. Professor Dr Fazl-Ul-Hadi Wazeen of Salam University, Kabul said that the international community should not corner Afghanistan and give the new government a chance to rule while Afghan Taliban must also keep their promises, adopt a reconciliatory approach and refrain from the use of force.

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