Remarks on Signing the Afghanistan Day Proclamation
March 21, 1988
we're gathered here today to mark the beginning of a new year for the valiant,
freedom-loving people of Afghanistan. We may be approaching
an historic moment. We all hope that what we hear from Moscow means there will be a
complete and irreversible withdrawal of all the Soviet forces from Afghanistan, that the Afghan people
will be able to freely determine their own future, and that the millions of
refugees can return to their homes with dignity. The struggle for freedom waged
by the people of Afghanistan is inspiration to free
people all over the world. We have supported them in their effort to liberate
their country from foreign domination, and we'll continue that support as long
as it's needed. As a free people we can do no less, for their struggle is our
with that said, I shall sign the proclamation.
Note: The President
spoke at in the Roosevelt Room at the White House.