Kabul: A delegation from the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives visited Tajikistan and met with the ambassador of former Afghan government on Monday.
“Zahir Aghbar”, the ambassador of former Afghan government in Tajikistan, announced that a delegation from the foreign affairs committee of the US House of Representatives met him on a trip to Dushanbe and the two sides discussed the terrorism threats in the region, importance of the monitoring system for humanitarian aid to Afghanistan and the necessity of establishing a broad based government.
After the collapse of the former Afghan government, despite the efforts of the de facto rulers to introduce a new ambassador in Dushanbe, Zahir Aghbar is still in charge of the Afghan embassy in Tajikistan, and maintained close relations with Afghan political figures in exile.
Last month a senior delegation from a US research centers and think tanks, as well as advisers to American political officials, visited Aghbar in their trip to Dushanbe.
Richard Fontaine, executive director of the Center for a New American Security, and Lisa Curtis, director of the Indo-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (also a former head of South and Central Asia at the National Security Council), asked the White House in a memo after their visit to Tajikistan to create leverage [on Kabul authorities] by supporting their political oppositions, reopen the [Afghanistan] embassy in Washington and allow the previous ambassador (or his representative) to return there.
Presenting their proposed solution to White House policymakers, the two experts wrote in Foreign Policy that United States should discard the Doha Agreement to send a clear diplomatic message to object current afghan administration policies.