Former Afghan president stresses on nationalization of peace process

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on both the Taliban and the Afghan government to work on nationalizing the current peace process, adding both parties need to hold talks within Afghanistan

Jun 01, 2021
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Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on both the Taliban and the Afghan government to work on nationalizing the current peace process, adding both parties need to hold talks within Afghanistan. 

“And here, both sides ... who have been placed against each other--the Taliban’s Islamic movement, and the Republic--they have a national duty to own the process through our initiative and to see our success within a month,” Karzai was quoted as saying by the Tolonews. 


Suggesting to hold meetings in Bamiyan, a province located on Afghanistan’s central highlands,  Karzai said the province is was “full of beautiful places as well as beautiful weather, they won’t need an air conditioner,'”

Politicians who attended the event said that the Taliban’s quest for war and the lack of political consensus, the monopolization of power at the Presidential Palace, and “wrong” policies by the government are the main reasons behind the event stalemate in the peace process.

Karzai also said both Afghans are being used against each other by foreign powers, adding that Afghans should take of their own destiny. 

The former Afghan president is a known critic of the American approach in Afghanistan. Even during his years in office, he had frequently criticized night raids in homes in villages and bombardment between 2009-2012 - a period when American troops peaked in Afghanistan, touching almost 100,000. 

(SAM)

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