Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, Afghan President stress need to double international efforts to counter terrorism

ABU DHABI, Treacherous terrorist acts cannot undermine the resolve and determination of the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, to continue to promote goodness, create hope and extend a helping hand to states and people in need, stressed His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

He made the statement today in a phone call from Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan.

The duo stressed the importance of doubling international efforts to counter terrorism and extremist organisations jeopardising international security and peace, and seeking to undermine the stability of countries and development and construction efforts in these countries while killing innocent people.

“The forces of evil behind this cowardly terrorist attack wish that the journey of construction, development and goodness would not make progress in Afghanistan and would not like to see joy, smiles and a bright life for the Afghan people. But with God’s help, we will continue to carry out humanitarian and development projects and will always be determined to spread hope, optimism and philanthropy everywhere we have presence. This is our firm approach and our unwavering belief that we commit ourselves to,” the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince said.

The UAE, led by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, and the loyal Emirati people will continue to deliver their humanitarian commitments, he added.

“Great achievements and sacrifices made by Emiratis are a source of strong will and determination to defeat the forces of darkness and uproot the sources of evil,” His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said.

President Ghani expressed his sincere condolences on the martyrdom of a number of Emiratis who were killed in a terrorist attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan, while overseeing humanitarian, developmental and educational projects. He wished a speedy recovery for those injured in the attack.

The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince thanked Ghani for his noble sentiments.

Source: Emirates News Agency