President Ashraf Ghani on Monday praised the efforts of the Afghan forces' services for the safety and security of the Afghan people and the country.
"Taliban leaders living luxurious life, each marries several times, but they use others as tools against Islam and the Afghanistan people," President Ghani said.
Addressing the ceremony marked for National Armed Forces Day as it was dedicated to praising the forces' bravery and sacrifice, Ghani said: "Honorable and sustainable peace will be ensured with strong arms of Afghan security and defense forces,..we have always called for peace."
"We all have experienced a time when there was no police, army in Afghanistan," Ghani said, calling for more support.
"We can not remain reliant on international community forever, ...cooperation with the international community is part of our shared interests," Ghani said.
He also said that the first enemy of Afghanistan is terrorism and the armed forces assure Afghans that dark past of no education will not be repeated.
"The enemy wishes an Afghanistan without army, police, and order,..we will defeat militants."
The president also hoped to celebrate 100 years of Afghanistan independence in Darul Aman palace in Kabul.
"Afghanistan is an independent country and will remain so for hundreds of years to come," he added.
For his part, the Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said that no Afghan force should have doubt about the legitimacy of their struggle.
"Afghan forces share most burden of security after withdrawal of most of the international forces," Abdullah said, "we have the bravest soldiers."
CE Abdullah, meanwhile, praised NATO for supporting Afghan forces and he called on authorities to address problems of members of the Afghan force.
"Afghan forces will get more aircraft in 1396," said Abdullah Habibi, the defense minister. "We considered challenges in 1395 while planning for 1396."
"Islamic countries also support Afghanistan in fight against terrorism," the Afghanistan Intelligence Agency (NDS) chief Stanikzai said.
"Afghan forces are at forefront of war on terrorism which is not only a threat to Afghanistan but also countries in the region," he added.