Engage with Taliban, Karzai asks Biden administration
Ex-president Hamid Karzai has underlined the imperative of establishing an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Speaking exclusively , Karzai said the new government should represent the entire Afghan if it wanted to gain international recognition.
While opposing over-the-horizon counterterrorism mission, he asked the administration to work with the Taliban government.
“They and their allies and the international community must help Afghanistan rebuild itself, must heal the wounds … must work with the Taliban- they are the government today.”
called for a political process to form an inclusive government acceptable to all Afghans. He confirmed having talks with the Taliban on a wide range of issues.
The ex-president said the Taliban had agreed that Afghan girls and women would be allowed to return to school and work.
“I see the Taliban very much as my brothers and I see all others Afghans as brothers,” he said, urging the Afghans abroad to come back and build their homeland.