Former Afghan president Ashraf Ghani mentioned on Wednesday he helps talks between the Taliban and prime former authorities officers, and that he was “in talks to return” house after searching for refuge within the United Arab Emirates.
“I assist the federal government initiative of ongoing negotiations with Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai. I need the success of this course of,” he mentioned in a video message – his first look since fleeing the nation for the UAE on Sunday.
Ghani flew out because the terrorists closed in on the capital Kabul, sealing the Taliban’s speedy victory and a return to rule 20 years after they had been ousted by a US-led invasion. On Wednesday, the United Arab Emirates mentioned it was internet hosting Ghani and his household “on humanitarian grounds”, within the first affirmation of his whereabouts.
The Taliban have supplied a pledge of reconciliation, vowing no revenge in opposition to opponents and to respect girls’s rights — however there are large issues globally in regards to the Taliban’s brutal human rights report and tens of hundreds of Afghans are nonetheless attempting to flee.
“All these within the reverse aspect are pardoned from A to Z,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid advised overseas and native reporters, within the motion’s first press convention. “We is not going to search revenge.”
Whereas the management tried to challenge a brand new picture, video footage shot by Pajhwok Afghan Information, a neighborhood information company, confirmed protesters within the metropolis who had been carrying the Afghan flag fleeing with the sound of gunshots within the background.