KABUL: The Taliban on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Afghan Head of state Ashraf Ghani to hold elections later this year, after months of peace negotiation in between both warring sides have actually made little development.
Although he hasn’t made information public, Ghani will certainly reveal the political election plan at a stakeholder meeting in Turkey following month, according to two government officials.
The action is likely an effort to undercut a United States proposal– sustained by Russia– for the development of an acting government involving the Taliban to rule the country once the last US troops withdraw.
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” The federal government will go to Turkey with a prepare for an early election which is a fair plan for the future of Afghanistan,” one elderly official said. The Taliban instantly rejected the proposition.
” Such processes (political elections) have pressed the country to the brink of crisis in the past,” Taliban representative Zabihullah Mujahid said of Ghani’s plan.
” They are currently talking about a procedure that has actually always been scandalous,” he claimed, adding any choice on the country’s future have to be worked out in ongoing talks in between the two sides. “We will certainly never support it.”
The United States is because of withdraw the last of its soldiers by May 1 under an offer negotiated with the Taliban in 2014, although Head of state Joe Biden said earlier this month the target date would be “challenging” to fulfill.