아프가니스탄의 하미드 카르자이 대통령은 24일 자국이 직면한 가장 큰 도전은 국제 테러라고 말했습니다.

카르자이 대통령은 뉴욕에서 유엔 총회 연설을 통해, 자신이 1년 전 유엔 총회에서 연설한 이후 아프가니스탄은 여러 중요한 도전들에 직면했다고 말했습니다.

카르자이 대통령은 테러 분자들의 공격과 잔혹성이 크게 가중되고 있고, 은신처에서 자유를 구가하고 있다며 테러주의는 아프가니스탄에서 "불길처럼" 확산되고 있다고 말했습니다.

카르자이 대통령은 아프가니스탄의 국가안보 관련 기관들이 테러와의 전쟁에서 역량을 강화할 수 있도록 국제사회가 노력을 배가해 줄 것을 촉구했습니다.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai says his country faces no greater challenge than that of international terrorism.

In remarks to the United Nations General Assembly today(Wednesday), Mr. Karzai said in the year since he last addressed the Assembly, his country has faced a number of important challenges.

The Afghan president spoke on the second day of the annual week-long General Assembly meeting.

He said terrorist forces have significantly increased their attacks and brutality and enjoyed freedom in their sanctuaries. He said Afghanistan has experienced the worst of the violence but that terrorism has spread through the region like "wildfire."

He said the bombing of the Indian Embassy in Kabul, attacks in the Indian cities of Bangalore and Ahmedabad, and Saturday's bombing at the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad are the "most disturbing demonstration of terrorists' growing reach."

He called for the international community to redouble efforts to enable Afghan national security institutions to take on a greater share of the war against terrorism.

Tuesday, he said at a meeting of the Asia Society he supported the idea of forming a joint military task force with the United States and Pakistan to secure both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border.