Delegates from various countries and institutions are attending a two day security conference in Herat, the capital of western Herat province to discuss matters of common interests with the main focus on regional and Afghanistan's security.
Participants at the conference said on Friday that the security of regional nations, particularly that of Afghanistan, was extremely under threat of the insurgent groups, calling on allies of Afghanistan to come with a solid stance and mount pressure on countries that deliberately back terrorism.
Addressing the conference, Rangin Dadfar Spant, a former security adviser to former president Hamid Karzai said that a Muslim and neghboring country to Afghanistan has been involved in destibilizing Afghanistan, referring to Pakistan's Afghan policies, however, he criticized the allied countries for supporting that coutnry.
It appears that the delegates will offer a number of recommendations during the conference in a bid to address the ongoing security, economic and political situations in Afghanistan.
"We cannot [abandon] you as you attempt endeavor to find in your lifetime peace for generations to come and to overcome impediments of challenges to security, to sovereignty and to unity," former Indian foreign minister Salman Khurshid said.
Many from Karzai's previous administration believe that Afghanistan has always been harmed by Pakistan and some other gulf states, accusing them of been involved in supporting and funding terrorist groups to destabilize Afghanistan.
According to Spanta, Taliban and other militants associated to Daesh are making foreign policy tools of the countries who Afghanistan believe to be backing terrorism,
"One of the Muslim countires located in Afghanistan's neighborhood somehow constitutes the biggest hideout of the terrorists," he said. "Almost 80 percent of terrorist attacks had been carried out in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Nigeria and Syria during 2013."
Meanwhile, local officials and organizers of the event have said that Afghanistan has major potential in attracting international investments, calling on the nation's allies to come forward and invest in the country.
"We want peace, Afghanistan has alwasy been sacrificed for proxy wars, people in Herat have two aspirations peace and security," Herat governor Mohammad Asif Rahimi said.
"The main purpsoe of the meeting is to strengthen confidence building measures and to look why the thaw is much more in relations between Afghanistan and the European countires compared to its neighboring countries," head of Afghanistan Center of Strategic Studies, Dawoud Muradian said.