Afghanistan Will Not Negotiate with Pakistan Funded Terrorists; Only with Afghan Taliban

What is the role of Pakistan in the Afghanistan Peace Process? As EurAsian Times reported, the Afghanistan War seems to have no military solution and the US seems to be endorsing the theory. Now both Afghanistan and the US are ready to negotiate with Afghan Taliban, but the Afghan Government has clearly stated that they will not negotiate with any foreign-backed terrorist group, in an indirect reference to Pakistan.

 

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Dr Arian Sharifi (National Security Council of Afghanistan) said that there must be no distinction between good terrorism and bad terrorism. He further added that Afghanistan will never negotiate with any foreign terrorists but only negotiate with the Afghan Taliban since they are the key stakeholders in the Afghanistan Peace Process.

Meanwhile, Taliban Leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada has suggested direct negotiations with the US in an attempt to end the ongoing war in Afghanistan. 

The Afghanistan war is largely being fought between the Afghanistan government and the Afghan Taliban since 2001. Afghanistan officials have consistently asserted that terror in Afghanistan has been harboured and supported by Pakistan. Kabul maintains that Pakistan provides safe havens to the terrorists on their side of the border. India too has supported Afghanistan aggressively and has urged international forums to ask Pakistan to mend its way.

Last week Ashraf Ghani, the President of Afghanistan announced a unilateral ceasefire in the Afghanistan war to observe Ramzan peacefully. The truce was announced till June 20. In response to this, the Afghan Taliban too announced a 3-day long ceasefire. It was the first time since the beginning of the Afghanistan war that Taliban announced a ceasefire.

India Wary of Talks with Afghan Taliban 

As EurAsian Times reported earlier, India has never approved of any talks with Taliban. India has reiterated time and again that it does not differentiate between ‘Good Taliban’ and ‘Bad Taliban’ for Taliban is synonymous with violence. Also, India has always held Pakistan responsible for the empowerment of Taliban.

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