KABUL: In reaction to the Taliban’s squash over US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah said the group is making a mistake if it thinks about victory through military means after US troops withdrawal from the country.
Talking in a gathering in central Parwan province, Abdullah said, “Such mindset means misunderstanding about Afghanistan history and its people.” To end the longest war, Abdullah had once again reiterated his readiness for comprehensive talks with Taliban group to end the deadly conflict.
Abdullah, who is one of main candidates in the Afghan controversial September 28th 2019’s Afghan election, had earlier said his team has no precondition in the peace talks with the Taliban.
His remarks appeared when the Afghan government has been repeatedly emphasized on a ceasefire agreement instead of Taliban’s offer for reduction of violence in advance to a peace deal with the US.
“The reduction of violence doesn’t have military, lawfully and practical facets,” said a Presidential Palace’s Spokesman, Sediq Sediqi.
The fragile peace talks have so far gone through 11th rounds between the US peace envoy and the Taliban representatives in Qatar’s capital, Doha. Both sides are purportedly close to reach an agreement in the near future.