National Security Adviser Hamdullah Mohib, who is travelling to Nangarhar and Kunar provinces with a high-level delegation, said that the supporters of Taliban wanted the destruction of Afghanistan and its people.
Mohib, who was in Jalalabad city, the capital of Nangarhar on Monday to assess the security and governance situation, addressed civilian and military officials, tribal elders, local representatives and the women and youth of the province.
At Nangarhar, Mohib said that the Afghan are trying to make peace with the Taliban, and are aware that the main culprits of the war are “others” who were “martyring” influential religious scholars and elders, in addition to destroying progress.
“The Afghan soil must be defended from them,” the official handle of the Office of the National Security Council (NSC) tweeted.
The NSC chief also said that the allies of Afghanistan support development and improvement efforts in the country, but the Taliban supporters want the destruction of Afghanistan and the Afghans.
During his meeting with the security officials, he noted that the enemy should be targeted in their bases and hideouts to stop them from carrying out attacks against civilians.
Without naming a country, he repeated the same message in Kunar on Tuesday, where he was visiting areas that had been hit by the Pakistani rocket attack.
He called on the Taliban “to stop massacring their own people and destroying their homeland for the benefit of foreigners.”
He urged the group to join hands with the Afghan government and the security forces to fight for the betterment of the country and its people.
The appeal for peace, was echoed by Roland Kobia, EU’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, who said that the intra-Afghan peace talks should begin as soon as possible and “nothing more should delay them at this point.”