I am absolutely appalled by the murder of Burhanuddin Rabbani. He was a respected former President of Afghanistan and played a vital role as the chairman of the Afghan High Peace Council. We met on my last trip to Afghanistan where I was able to hear and see for myself his determination to work for a better Afghanistan. He will be sorely missed but the work of the Peace Council will go on. We remain determined to see Afghanistan prosper.
An end to the fighting is the main aim of the Afghan people. Peace and reconciliation is at the top of our agenda. All those who are not affiliated with international terrorist networks and Al- Qaida can come to their homes. We will welcome them if they stop the killing of our brothers.
One of the peace messages of the late HPC chairman:
Let’s put a full stop to the carnage and, instead, choose to be on the side of peace and prosperity. Let’s help make Afghanistan free of foreign interference, and let’s write our destiny with our own hands.