Afghan President Ashraf Ghani appeared in a video clip from UAE for the first time after he left the country on Sunday, August 15.

He said that the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces were not defeated but the politics of the Afghan government, the Taliban, and international partners.

Ashraf Ghani said that he was not willing to escape Afghanistan but the plot of his assassination made his security team take him out of the country.

Ghani said that he has no intention to remain in exile and is busy consulting to return to Afghanistan to contribute to guaranteeing justice and sovereignty of the Afghan people.

“I support the ongoing negotiations initiated by head of High Council for National Reconciliation Abdullah Abdullah and former President Hamid Karzai.” Ghani said.

About the accusations of having stolen millions of dollars, he said, nothing was taken by him even his personal laptop, books, and notebooks.

He added that people can inquiry from the customs staff of the host nation about the matter.

Ashraf Ghani said that he left the country to prevent bloodshed in Kabul as did the former leaders in Afghanistan who then returned back to the country.

The Afghan President now in exile said, he had repeatedly acknowledged that the peace process was a failure and that should have been based on the experience of the Afghan people.

Ghani though disclosed many things, promised to elaborate everything with details in the future.

He talks at a time when the country is still in a political vacuum and the Taliban’s key leaders have come to Afghanistan to discuss the future government.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.