Monday, September 20

The Taliban meet with Afghan political leaders before announcing the formation of their Government

The president of the Council for National Reconciliation of Afghanistan, Abdullah Abdullah, met this Wednesday night at his residence with Khalil Al-Rahman Haqqani, a senior member of the Taliban Haqqani faction, and a delegation of Taliban, as reported on Thursday via Twitter.

Also at the meeting were former Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Senate President Fazal Hadi Muslimyar, and other political figures. The Taliban have yet to announce the formation of their new government.

Council members and the Taliban present at the meeting “exchanged views on the security of citizens in Kabul and throughout Afghanistan, unity and cooperation for the future of the country,” Abdullah said.

At this meeting, the head of the Council for Reconciliation assured that he maintains a position of support for an “independent and unified Afghanistan based on justice and equity,” according to his messages.

This Tuesday, the Taliban they told the Afghan network Tolo News who intend to form an “inclusive government” and will soon make public the results of their discussions with Afghan politicians and representatives of the international community.

For their part, sources close to Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah told the Afghan network that a senior Taliban official, Amir Khan Motaqi, promised in a meeting with Afghan politicians on Monday to form an inclusive government. Motaqi met with Karzai and Abdullah on Monday.

Sources close to the negotiation tell that “there is a good chance that there will be a transition agreement.”

“The discussion is how you can establish an inclusive government that is accepted by all and leads to prosperity,” said Gul Rahman Qazi, a close adviser to Karzai.

At Wednesday’s meeting, Haqqani said the fighters are working “hard to provide adequate security for the citizens of Kabul and called for the help and support of the country’s political leaders and elders to bring security to the people,” he said. Abdullah Abdullah.

The situation in the country is tense with the Taliban in charge of security. Many fear the return of insurgents who terrorized the population during his strict regime between 1996 and 2001.

In addition, these days there have been some protests in various areas of the country by citizens who challenge the attempts of the Taliban to replace the Afghan tricolor flag with the white one of their movement.