Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Thursday wished the nation a peaceful and happy Eid-ul-Azha and called for an end to violence.
After Eid-ul-Azha prayers at the Presidential Palace, Ghani said that peace is a prerequisite for the entire nation.
“I’d like to wish a very joyful and peaceful Eid to all Afghans and Muslims around the world. May you have a wonderful time with your loved ones,” Ghani said.
Ghani also said that Kabul still prefers intra-Afghan peace process.
In his Eid message, Ghani again called on the youth not to leave the country and assured them that the National Unity Government is working on developing employment programs.
Thursday is the first day of Eid ul-Azha – the tenth month of Dhu al-Hijjah. This holiday is the largest religious festival of the year for Muslims around the world.