The status of international troops should act as a guarantor for a full implementation of an agreed political settlement. The fall of the South Vietnamese government in 1975 and Afghanistan’s descent into the chaos were largely a result of a lack of guaranteed political settlement. Provisions of inclusive and just political settlement are central to the success of a peace agreement.
President Ghani in his state trip to United Arab of Emirate met Sheikh Zayed, the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince.
Security forces surrounded the house of Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, a former ambassador of Taliban for Pakistan during their regime in Kabul. However, the Ministry of Interior said the operation was carried out to arrested a wanted criminal not Mullah Zaeef.
Mohammad Umar Daudzai, the head of Afghan HPC’s secretariat who is also president Ghani’s special envoy for regional consensus on peace, met Saturday with the Iranian Foreign Minister (FM) M. Jawad Zarif in Tehran.
Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, has said the United States and NATO would leave Afghanistan together if it was decided to withdraw from the country.
President Ghani’s special envoy and senior adviser in reconciliation affairs, Mohammad Omar Daudzai, met Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Sunday left for United Arab Emirates leading a delegation of high level government officials.
Ata Mohammad Noor, the Chief Executive of Jamiat-e-Islami and former governor of Balkh province, has blamed certain circles for turning the recent political upheavals in Mazar city to an unfortunate scenario.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called for talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
India has told the United States that any drawdown of US troops in Afghanistan as a result of talks with the Taliban should not be followed by an interim government.