BBC Interview with Hamed Wardak

In an interview conducted recently by BBC, Hamed Wardak had the opportunity to discuss US-Afghan relations and the importance of the NATO presence in Afghanistan to the people there.

Hamed Wardak explained that while he can sympathize with the west’s desire to withdraw from the conflict in Afghanistan, he nevertheless believes it is in the best interest of the 28 members of NATO to maintain a strong presence in Afghanistan until stability and a lasting peace has been achieved there.

Hamed Wardak emphasized the critical importance of Afghanistan in the crucial fight against international terrorism.  Wardak urges people around the world to “recognize that Afghanistan and the Afghan people are integral towards combating international terrorism.”

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