Baztab News

Abdullah welcomes Taliban’s agreement to cut ties with terrorist groups

13 Mar 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah says he welcomes reports

that Taliban would cut ties with terrorist groups.

“If this is true that Taliban have agreed to stop supporting

terrorist groups, this is good news,” Abdullah said Wednesday.

Taliban have reportedly agreed at the end of their 16-day

long meeting with the US diplomats in Qatar to stop supporting terrorist groups

including al-Qaeda, with Washington in return agreed for military pullout from

Afghanistan.

“If this agreement is true, a part of Afghanistan’s problems

will be solved,” Abdullah addressed a gathering to commemorate late jihadi

leader Abdul Ali Mazari’s 24th death anniversary in the presidential palace.

“There are discussions today and you have heard that Taliban

have agreed not to support terrorist groups anymore and to fight against them.

If this news is true, a part of Afghanistan’s problems will be solved and this

is good news.”

The US chief negotiator with Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad

tweeted at the end of the meeting that peace in Afghanistan needs assuring of

fight against terrorism, troop withdrawal, intra-Afghan dialogues and a

comprehensive ceasefire.

Khalilzad said that the two parties agreed on the draft of

assurance of counter-terrorism and troop withdrawal.

Taliban also confirmed in a statement that their negotiators

and Khalilzad agreed on the US withdrawal and that Afghanistan would not be

used again a safe haven for terrorists to threaten international security.

Meanwhile, Second Vice President, Mohammad Sarwar Danesh

says that peace should affect governance.

“Peace should not result in monopoly and supremacy, and some

people should not seek dominance on others under the pretext of peace. We will

never reach a sustainable peace with such imaginations. Governance should

continue and peace should not affect it,” Danesh said.

Original Link: http://www.afghanistantimes.af/abdullah-welcomes-talibans-agreement-to-cut-ties-with-terrorist-groups/

Open Original News

More from Afghanistan Times

  • “World should demand Afghan neighbors’ non-interference guarantee” 11 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: A prominent Pashtoon leader calls on the international community to demand a non-interference guarantee from Afghanistan’s neighbors. Mahmood Khan Achakzai who leads the Pakhtunkhwa

  • “Peace talks offer glimmer of hope for Afghans” 12 Hour

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: A report to the U.N. Human Rights Council says nascent peace talks in Afghanistan offer a glimmer of hope to a country that has been at war for decades. The United Nations said

  • “Terrorism is a common enemy of Kabul, Beijing” 12 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: Chinese Ambassador to Afghanistan Liu Jinsong held talks with Abdul Rasul Sayyaf, a senior political figure and have discussed Afghanistan-China relations and the Afghan peace process

  • US hosts quadrilateral meeting on Afghan peace 12 Hour

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: Washington is willing to host a two-day meeting between ZalmayKhalilzad the US special representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation, and representatives from Russia, China and

  • Will not accept bad deal with Taliban: US 12 Hour

    AT Monitoring Desk KABUL: The President of United States Donald Trump will not accept any bad deal with the Taliban about Afghanistan, said a Whitehouse official. According to the official, Trump will

  • Intra-Afghans talks slated for April 14 in Qatar 12 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: Another round of the intra-Afghans negotiations is scheduled for April 14 in the city of Doha, the capital of Qatar, a source said Friday, after the first meeting held in Russia’s

  • Agricultural products expected to increase 12 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: The domestic agricultural products would increase in the new year, government officials are optimistic. Minister of Agriculture said on Friday in a gathering to celebrate March 22

  • Karzai condemns Kabul attack that kills six 12 Hour

    AT News Report KABUL: Former President Hamid Karzai, strongly condemned Thursday’s “terrorist attack” in Kabul that targeted civilians celebrating the New Year. “The attack in Kabul was aimed to

Latest News:

Loading