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Afghan forces bravery, sacrifices hailed

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: NATO Senior Civilian Representative (SCR) Ambassador Cornelius Zimmermann has said Afghan security forces suffered terrible injuries while working towards peace and security for the Afghan people, a statement from the SCR office said on Saturday.

“When more and more Afghan children can go to school, this is because of you. When a growing number of Afghan women can enjoy their full rights, this is because of you. And when Afghans can choose their leaders in free and fair elections, this is because of you,” the envoy said On occasion of the selection event for the Afghan team for the Invictus Games 2018 in Sydney, Australia.

“Today is an important day, as this year’s Team Afghanistan for the Invictus Games in Sydney will be chosen. My special thanks go to Australia, one of NATO’s closest partners and troop contributors to Resolute Support, and the generous host of this year’s Invictus Games,” he said.

Zimmermann said he was convinced that brave and courageous Afghans such as you would make this country a secure place for everyone to live in.

“You are the shining examples that prove that difficulties are surmountable and are not an excuse to quit. You show us that when the going gets tough, we must persevere. Through hard times NATO stands by you. We stand by you as long as it takes to bring about lasting peace and stability,” he said.

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