The High Peace Council (HPC) meanwhile has said increasing pressures and sanctions against Taliban by Gulf countries, can help Afghan peace process
Taliban’s Qatar Office Should Be Closed: Ghani
President Ashraf Ghani has told Qatar’s foreign minister in Munich that it should shut down the Taliban’s offices in that country for as long as the group continued to fight in Afghanistan.
The Taliban cannot fight and speak about peace at the same time, Ghani told the Qatari minister in a meeting on the sidelines of the Munich security conference.
Ghani told Qatar it had only one option: to close the Taliban political office if the group did not stop violence and attacks until the next the spring and summer seasons and that sanction should be increased against the group.
“If Taliban do not stop attacks and violence till the next spring and summer, sanctions should be increased against the group,” Shah Hussain Murtazawi, deputy spokesman of president reiterated.
The High Peace Council (HPC) meanwhile has said increasing pressures and sanctions against Taliban by Gulf countries, can help Afghan peace process.
“Support of Taliban should be stopped esspecially from our brother countries, the Arabic and Islamic Gulf countries. It will have good effect,” said Mohammad Ismail Qasimyar, international relations head of HPC.
The Afghan government has for many years has been trying to pull Taliban to peace talks table, but the group repeatedly rejected Kabul requests.
It is not known what will change of Kabul position against Taliban after the next spring or summer seasons.