Afghanistan Celebrates 87th Anniversary of Independence
Sunday, August 20, 2006 zaman.com

The 87th anniversary of independence of Afghanistan was celebrated on Saturday in the capital Kabul.

State officials and several foreign visitors attended the ceremonies for the 87th anniversary of the country which had gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1 19.

President Hamid Karzai said in an official ceremony that his country would look forward the future with hope. Karzai pledged that his country would move forward in the fields of technology and education in particular.

Karzai called on Afghan youth to understand the significance of the independence. "Courage and information are two main factors to preserve the independence and wealth of a country.". An estimated 10,000 people attended the celebration in the capital.

Cihan News Agency


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