Sovereign Afghanistan, national unity top priorities in peace: Ghani  


KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said that any disruption in the governance structure of the Afghan Republic would come at a high cost for the country, primarily because it currently ensured equality for all Afghans.
“The Republic is an umbrella and a bed where the equality of all Afghans is ensured,” Ghani said while speaking at a meeting with members of the Shia Ulema Council of Afghanistan at the Presidential Palace.
“Our security and defense forces have not lost the war and that the full international legitimacy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan remained intact,” Ghani said, adding the US was a partner of the Afghan government and our security and defense forces. 
The president also said maintaining an independent Afghanistan that enjoyed national autonomy, stability, national unity, and democracy were priorities for being at peace with the world and the region. 
At the same time, Ghani emphasized that “We are not prepared to apologize or surrender, and we want a peace where there are survival, prosperity and national unity.”
Meanwhile, Mohammad Akbari, deputy head of the council, said the Ulema council is “working with a moderate policy and a clear path to strengthen the foundations of Islamic brotherhood and national unity, and is calling for peace and an end to the war in the country; and it supports the preservation of the Constitution and the system of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.”
This comes as recently there has been a hype around establishing an interim government for the sake of advancing peace talks