The Taliban leader said in his message on Eid that Afghanistan will not allow anyone to use its territory to endanger the security of other countries.
Taliban sent ceasefire proposal. (file photo)
Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban began in Qatar on Saturday. On Sunday, news came that the Taliban had sent their ceasefire proposal to the Afghan government’s negotiating team in Doha. On the other hand, Taliban leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada in his ‘Eid Sandesh’ on Sunday stressed the need for a political solution to the Afghan crisis. He referred to the Taliban occupying districts but said the group’s support for a political solution was “serious”.
The Taliban leader also said that the group would take any opportunity to establish an Islamic order and peace and security in the country. Akhundzada said the group was committed to resolving the issues through dialogue. He accused the Afghan government of wasting time in peace talks.
Do not interfere in the internal affairs of Afghanistan
He said the Taliban wanted “good, strong diplomatic relations” with the world and assured neighboring countries, the region and the world that Afghanistan would not allow anyone to use its territory to jeopardize the security of other countries. He called on other countries not to “interfere” in Afghanistan’s internal affairs.
He said the Taliban is committed to freedom of expression within the framework of Islamic law and the country’s national interests, and journalists should act on these two important points and follow the principles of journalism. A high-ranking delegation from the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan led by President Abdullah Abdullah and a Taliban delegation led by the group’s deputy leader Abdul Ghani Baradar on Saturday began talks on “peace”.
Peace talks begin in Qatar
It is expected that in this conversation, an agreement will be reached on those issues which will lead the country towards a political solution and end the violence. Qatar is hosting the meeting where Afghan and Taliban negotiators have continued their talks for the past 10 months but no concrete progress has been made in these meetings so far. Former Vice Presidents Mohamed Karim Khalili, Ata Mohamed Noor, Batur Dostum Salam Rahimi and Syed Saadat Mansoor Naderi are part of the Afghan Republic’s delegation.
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