UN to hold meeting on Intra-Afghan dialogue: Envoy

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Chargé d’Affaires of the Afghanistan Permanent Mission to the UN, Naseer Ahmad Faiq, said that a meeting would be held by the United Nations to discuss an intra-Afghan dialogue.

He said the meeting will include representatives from all aspects of Afghanistan and that the planning of the meeting is underway.

“Holding a national and international dialogue under the leadership of the UN in which actual representatives of Afghanistan will gather and will make decision about the future of Afghanistan,” he said.

But the Islamic Emirate denied Faiq’s remarks, saying it doesn’t recognize him as Afghanistan’s ambassador to the UN.

“Faiq is an individual. We don’t accept him as a representative or a party. He is an individual and whatever he says is his personal view,” said Zabiullah Mujahid, Islamic Emirate’s spokesman.

Analysts said that intra-Afghan negotiations are the best way to address the ongoing problems in the country.

“The national dialogue is a good step. If it is conducted, it can rescue the country from the crisis,” said Shir Agha Rohani, a political analyst.

“The Islamic Emirate has control over all territory. The time for it (dialogue) has passed,” said Abdul Jamil Shirani, a political analyst.

Former President Hamid Karzai in an interview with the Washington Post this week said an intra-Afghan dialogue would be “good” for the caretaker government and for Afghanistan.—TOLO news