Taliban Have Not Observed Commitments: Abdullah

The chairman of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah says the Taliban group has failed to stand by their commitments.

In an interview with FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman, Dr. Abdullah spoke about the upcoming peace talks with the Taliban to be held in Turkey in April.

He expresses hope for “significant progress”.

“My hope is that we take maximum use of every opportunity and the Turkey’s peace summit is a unique opportunity. The meeting in Istanbul would be considered a big step forward,” Abdullah said.

As US President Joe Biden admitted that some US troops could still be in Afghanistan after May 1, the agreed upon deadline for American forces to leave the country under a deal with the Taliban, Abdullah Abdullah says the agreement was “conditional”.

“Taliban haven’t observed their commitment in terms of reduction in violence”, he points out.

“Unfortunately Taliban have not observed their commitments in terms of the reduction of violence. I believe that there is no winner with the continuation of the war,” he added.

28 / March 2021
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