Muslimyar: Islamic Emirate must talk with opponents



Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, the speaker of the former government’s senate, says that in order to end the war in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate must engage in talks with its opponents.

According to Muslimyar, people are tired of the ongoing war in Afghanistan.

“They (Islamic Emirate) should negotiate and sit down with its armed opposition, even if it is a small group –under the name of national resistance. There is no benefit to war,” said Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of the senate of the previous government.

Muslimyar told TOLOnews that he had traveled to the United Arab Emirates for medical treatment and that there was no ban on his travel by the Islamic Emirate.

Muslimyar, who today returned to Afghanistan after a 20-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), said he had also met with political figures and former government officials during his visit.

“A person who is the third person in a system or who is the head of a pillar of a government (senate)–it is natural that he may have some problems. No one officially has told me that you cannot go abroad,” said Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, speaker of the senate of the former government.

He praised the establishment of the commission to facilitate communication with and the return of former leaders to the country, saying that some figures in the previous government are willing to return to Afghanistan.

“They should reach an understanding with their friends. The committee has been appointed for them to come to their homeland. I say again– be confident. I am sure, but someone else may not be sure,” said Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, Speaker of the senate of the former government.

Since the reestablishment of the Islamic Emirate in Afghanistan, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar is the first senior official of the former government to be allowed to travel abroad.—Tolo News


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