President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani has said he does not want an apology from the British Prime Minister David Cameron for describing Afghanistan as ‘fantastically corrupt’.
In an interview with BBC Radio 4’s Today program, Ghanis said Afghanistan was “one of the most corrupt countries on earth”.
“He was describing the legacy of the past, a legacy in which many actors, many factors combined to produce one of the most corrupt countries on earth,” Ghani said.
President Ghani further added “The first part of addressing the problem begins with acknowledgement and we are partners in an effort to overcome this cancer. What distinguishes my government is our clarity about what we’ve inherited, our determination to address it, our willingness to form the right partnerships.”
He also added that the west had a duty to help as “the most significant driver of corruption is the narcotic cartel”, driving both terrorism, extremism and corruption.