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No foreign hand can help Syria: Karzai

AT-KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai spoke on Friday about Afghanistan and Syria at Chatham House, a London-based think tank, where he stressed on homemade solutions to the existing challenges in the two countries.

“Having suffered from outside intervention with best intentions I know what Syria is going through,” Karzai said, asserting that no foreign hand will be able to help Syria. He said that Syrians need to sit down and resolve the outstanding problems themselves.

He added that Afghans and Syrians themselves can resolve their challenges. “US intervention in Afghanistan in 2001 was welcome and successful. But the war on terror was a failure,” he added.

Furthermore, he said that conflict in Afghanistan stem from colonial borders and Soviet Invasion.

“During my presidency, Afghanistan became the home for all Afghans,” he said, adding that Afghanistan’s democratic transition is about making Afghanistan for all Afghans, again.

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