Qanouni Calls for Afghanistan’s Permanent Membership in AAPP

A0022107.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Afghan Parliament Speaker, Younes Qanouni applied for the permanent membership of his country in the Association of Asian Parliaments.

Addressing the 7th Conference of the General Assembly of Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP) here in Tehran Sunday afternoon, the Afghan top legislative official said justice and peace in the relations of a group of closely tied states could bring about stability and development in the world.

“Justice means balanced relations based on joint regional interests and sustainable peace, and Tehran conference can produce good results in this ground,” he continued.

Describing his country as a victim of terrorism and international Mafia, he termed security one of the main factors contributing to the regional states’ progress and success.

The lawmaker also stressed Afghanistan’s profound belief in the reinvigoration of legal bodies, development of political, economic and scientific cooperation and dialogue in the international arena.

He said Asia is in dire need of peace, stability and development, reminding that achievement of understanding requires confidence building and development of mutual relations.

He also criticized some countries which seek their stability and security in the insecurity and instability of other states, and further expressed the hope that the Tehran conference would be a proper opportunity for discussions about common fundamental issues which contribute to the fate of Asia.

The MP further called for the permanent membership of Afghanistan in the Association of Asian Parliaments for Peace (AAPP). Afghanistan is at present an observer state in the AAPP.

Elsewhere, he condemned the recent crimes of the Zionist regime in Palestine and Lebanon, saying that the Afghan nation shares the agonies and sufferings of the Palestinian and Lebanese people.

“We do understanding the meaning of aggression, bombardment, massacre and occupation, and as a nation who has sensed and tolerated invasion, displacement, and martyrdom for the last 27 years, we hope that the Palestinian and Lebanese nations will, God willing, soon experience victory,” the Afghan parliament speaker concluded.

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