Qureshi Says Taliban Will Keep Daesh Out of Afghanistan: Media
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during a press conference that the Afghan Taliban would not allow Daesh militants to infiltrate Afghanistan, The News reported Sunday.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_ reportedly also said that the Afghan forces had the capacity to combat in Afghanistan.
The foreign minister also reiterated that peace in Afghanistan was necessary for regional stability, and Pakistan was consulting other countries in the region to ensure the development, prosperity, and uplifting of the war-torn country, according to reports of the press conference.
However, President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday speaking during a "digital cabinet meeting" criticized the Taliban and said: “The Taliban has not changed. They don’t have the will for peace or for development in the country.”
“The Taliban allowed the international insurgent groups into the country,” said.
The Taliban has denied involvement with the international insurgent groups.
On Thursday, , a member of the peace negotiating team representing the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in the talks with the Taliban, said that the presence of foreign Taliban in the northern regions of Afghanistan, particularly along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border, is threatening the security of those areas.
She called for swift action to neutralize them.
Meanwhile, Russian Defense Minister warned that Russia will act immediately if there is a threat emanating toward Central Asia from Afghanistan.
Chinese officials have expressed hopes that the Taliban will fight against the "East Turkestan Islamic Movement" (ETIM) militants.
“Now the activities and movements of foreign militants have increased more than any time before along the border areas and in the strategic locations which have come under Taliban control, unfortunately,” said Koofi.
Based on a Radio Azadi report, foreign fighters reportedly with ties to Tajik militant groups are present in some districts of Badakshan including Kuf Ab, Shekay, Nusay Maimai and .
The Russian defense minister also expressed deep concerns over the movement of Daesh fighters from and Libya to Afghanistan.
“This is the collective responsibility of the international community to jointly combat the East Turkestan Islamic Movement. We hope that the Afghan Taliban draw a clear line to the terror groups and act against them seriously and robustly to remove the barriers,” said Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry.