9 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-525

New Ghowr governor calls for
Afghans to fight poverty

CHAGHCHARAN, Afghanistan – The new governor of Ghowr province called for Afghans in the province to work together to overcome poverty during his induction ceremony July 7.

“We have to work together and we will have a better life,” said Baz Mohammad Ahmady.  “We will struggle against these difficulties, and our friends [ISAF forces] will help us.”

In his remarks, the governor praised the Lithuanian ISAF soldiers at PRT Chaghcharan, including Col. Dalius Polekauskas, the unit’s commander, who attended the ceremony.

“I want to thank the Lithuanians,” Ahmady said.  “I know how they respect our traditions and people, and how closely they work with provincial authorities.”

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