Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai excused himself on Sunday from being positioned within the official negotiating workforce for talks with the Taliban.
This got here hours after Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued a decree approving an inventory of 48 outstanding figures for the Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation for the proposed talks with the Taliban with the identify of Karzai proper on the highest.
“The previous president of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai considers the hassle for peace because the nationwide aspiration of all of the individuals of Afghanistan. The previous president will proceed his effort for peace as a citizen and can use his full energy to achieve this nationwide goal, however is not going to take part in any ‘government formation’,” mentioned a quick assertion issued by Karzai’s workplace.
This comes because the Taliban continues to undermine the authority of the Afghan authorities because the legit consultant of the individuals.
The delegation tasked by the Afghan authorities for the long-awaited intra-Afghan talks with the Taliban is led by Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the Excessive Council for Nationwide Reconciliation.
Ghani directed the council to conclude inside consultations for finalizing the listing of members.
The troubled Afghan peace parley fringes on the sluggish jail swap testing sufferers of the erratic opponents.
Amid stalled peace talks, the Taliban and Afghan safety forces continued to interact in lethal preventing with each side claiming to have inflicted a heavy toll on the alternative aspect.
It took the delicate but rejuvenated Afghan peace parley six months to achieve to this stage after the landmark peace deal between the US and Taliban in February that envisioned the intra-Afghan talks inside weeks of the settlement.