Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar Danish, who addressed a gathering on 30th anniversary of Soviet forces withdrawal from Afghanistan on Friday, said any peace talks in absence of the Afghan government will leave no impacts on the peace process and that it will lead the country to “nowhere”.
Danish said the efforts for peace should be aimed at moving forward not taking a step back.
“A peace process in absence of (Afghan) government will have good results and will remain ineffective. Thus, we expect all the stakeholders to not define or follow any process in absence of the Afghan government as legitimate and lawful representatives of the people,” said Danish.
He said that talking about an interim government in the peace talks means putting an end to the system building.
“Those who once again chant the slogan for an interim government or similar slogans should know that this outline will put an end to system building and will once again take us back,” Danish added.
Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani, who is in Germany for Munich Security Conference , in a video message, called on the nation to stay united.
"Our people want peace, but not a fragile and transient peace. A transient peace is a minority-centric and ignore the majority of the people that includes women, youth and deprived layers of the society," said Ghani.
On Feb. 10, President Ghani offered Taliban an office in Afghanistan as he addressed a gathering in Nangarhar.
Taliban this week said they will resume their meeting with the US and the next round will be held on 25th of February in Qatar. So far, these talks have been held only between Taliban and the Americans.
Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said at the event that Afghanistan should not go back and should not repeat the bitter experiences of the past.
“Do we have the ability to agree with each other? If we do not have, then the bitter lessons of the history will be repeated on us," said Abdullah.