• publish: 8 July 2019
  • time: 5:46 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 9019

Abdullah hopes intra-Afghan dialogue leads to Kabul-Taliban negotiations

Afghanistan’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Monday expressed hope that the intra-Afghan dialogue conference in Doha leads to direct negotiations between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

Addressing the regular ministerial council meeting, Abdullah described the two-day meeting as a “good and positive move.”

He said that the composition of Afghan representatives in the meeting was no convincing, but still Germany tried its best to have Afghan people represent as good as possible.

Referring to Sunday’s bombing in Ghazni that killed 12 people and wounded scores, Abdullah said that if the Taliban think that they can gain leverage in peace talks with such attacks, they are wrong.

“No one can gain leverage by killing innocent people,” Abdullah said calling the attack an atrocity.

The Taliban have held multiple rounds of talks with the United States, but have so far refused to deal directly with the Afghan government.

The 60-member delegation of Afghan representatives in intra-Afghan dialogue includes government officials, but they are not there in their official capacity

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