“We had negotiation regarding the future of Afghanistan and ending the war. I wanted the negotiation to be among the government, forces within the government and outside the government, led by a unified delegation, but the government refused to accept this solution,” Hekmatyar said at a gathering in Badakhshan province.
According to Hekmatyar, the ongoing U.S.-Taliban negotiation cannot resolve the issue of Afghanistan and there is a need for intra-Afghan dialogue.
“Afghans must sit together and find a solution to the crisis which is the intra-Afghan dialogue without the mediation of foreigners,” he added.
Hekmatyar is the founder and current leader of Hezb-e-Islami political party who signed a peace deal with the Afghan government on September 2016 and returned to public life.