KABUL: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded Afghanistan for choosing democracy against all challenges faced by them.
The Prime Minister, who was addressing the Parliament of Afghanistan, paid his tribute to the countless people who laid down their lives for a brighter future of the nation.
“It (the Parliament) is a tribute to the countless, nameless Afghans who laid down their lives and sacrificed their future. To the leadership of former President Hamid Karzai Saheb, who led the nation with wisdom and determination from the dark days of despair to a future of hope,” he said.
He also said that he was humbled and honoured to join Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and all the MPs to dedicate this new abode of democracy to the Afghan nation.
“We could not have chosen a more special day than the birthday of former PM Vajpayee ji who dreamt of this project with Karzai Saheb. We are deeply touched that you have chosen to name one of the wings in this building Atal Block,” he added.
Prime Minister Modi further added that the Parliament would stand as an enduring symbol of the ties of emotions and values, of affection and aspirations that bind India and Afghanistan together.