The Taliban and their Subunits are not Willing to Negotiate for Peace

The Chief Executive of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Dr. Abdullah Abdullah met with Frank Bakke Jensen, Norwegian Minister of Defense and his delegation in his office at the Sepidar Palace.

During the meeting, the two sides exchanged views on current situation of Afghanistan and the region, cooperation with Afghanistan in combating terrorism as well as Norway’s contribution to the government and people of Afghanistan.

Welcoming Norwegian Minister of Defense, the Chief Executive appreciated Norway’s contributions and cooperation with the Afghan people.

Then, Dr. Abdullah spoke about current situation of the country, saying that as the international community put pressure on terrorists’ sponsors, they showed reaction and intensified their attacks. Following announcement of the US new strategy and developments in the region, the Afghan government predicted a rise in terrorist attacks.

The Chief Executive added that the international community should deal with training, equipping and financing terrorists in the region and prevent their specific sponsors to make use of terrorism as a political tool.

Dr. Abdullah stressed that the Taliban and their subunits are not ready to negotiate for peace but also continue to carry out terrorist attacks and kill the Afghan women and children. The Chief Executive said violence, killing and targeting civilians, charity and humanitarian organizations are the common aim of the Taliban, ISIS and their sub-groups. Dr. Abdullah emphasized on confronting with these terrorist groups.

At the end, Mr. Jensen assured of his country's support for the Afghan government and people in various fields and expressed concern over the terrorist's attacks to charitable organizations in Afghanistan.