Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Afghan newspapers in their editorials on Saturday attached great importance to assuming office by new U.S. President Donald Trump and urged him to end the unfinished mission of the war on terror in Afghanistan.

“Since the security situation in Afghanistan has been persistently deteriorating over the past few years and the prevailing instability would facilitate more proxy wars of regional powers in the country,” write the leading newspaper Daily Afghanistan Ma in its editorial.

The paper in its editorial described the United States of America as “Initiator of the war on terror” in Afghanistan and noted that “the U.S. as the main power in the war on terror” has to review its strategy with regard to the ongoing war against terrorism in Afghanistan and to finish it at its earliest.

“The continued support of U.S. is essential for beating terrorism, stabilizing security and economic recovery of the war-ravaged Afghanistan,” the paper asserted.

Another newspaper the Daily Mandegar also attached importance to the United States new administration and said that President Donald Trump after taking oath on Friday officially inherited the responsibility of the longest war in the history of America the war against terrorism in Afghanistan.

“Both President Gorge Bush and President Barack Obama had failed to end the war on terror in Afghanistan and the mission to conclude it by President Trump seems difficult,” Mandegar said in its editorial.

The daily Mandegar also urged the new U.S. administration to deeply review its policy on the war against terrorism.

“The absence of ranking officials from Afghanistan at the inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump speaks of little interests of new U.S. administration to Afghanistan,” Etillaat-e-Roze writes in its editorial on Saturday.

According to Afghan government officials, Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani had a 20-minute telephone conversation with president Trump before his inaugural ceremony where Afghan ambassador to Washington attended it.

“In spite of 15 years U.S. war against terror in Afghanistan and the presence of more than 10,000 American troops here in the country and having security pact of Bilateral Security Agreement between the two nations, the absence of Afghan government officials at the oath taking ceremony is bad news and can undermine the bilateral relations,” cautioned the paper.

“If the new U.S. administration overlooks the war on terror in Afghanistan and leaves the country in the lurch, it would eventually pave the way for terrorist groups to regroup and destabilize the region and the world at large,” Etilaat-e-Rose warned. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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