Tuesday, December 27, 2011 – Officials in Afghan Presidential Palace on Tuesday said, the government of Afghanistan supports the establishment of the Taliban liaison office in any Islamic country and insisted that the leadership of the peace talks should belong to Afghanistan only.
This comes as the Afghan government earlier urged for the establishment of the Taliban liaison office either in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or in Turkey.
The decision by the government comes amid supports by the officials of Afghan High Peace Council which supports the establishment of the Taliban liaison office in any Islamic state.
The establishment of the Taliban liaison office in Qatar created chaos inside the Afghanistan after the Afghan government expressed its opposition and summoned its ambassador from Qatar.
Deputy spokesman for president Hamid Karzai Hamid Elmi said, the Afghan government recently has decided to support the establishment of the Taliban liaison office in any of the Islamic state which paves the way to initiate peace talks, but the initiative should be made in coordination with Afghan government and Afghan High Peace Council which will produce more effective results.
In the meantime, an official of the Afghan High Peace Council said, an statement has been shared with various organizations and states which are involved in Afghan peace talks. The statement provides details on the mechanism of the Afghan peace talks with the Taliban militants.
Aminuddin Mazfari Secretary of the Afghan High Peace Council said, the statement includes 11 main conditions in regards the Afghan peace talks initiative.
Mr. Mazfari further added, embracing the Afghan constitution and to respect the achievements of the Afghan government in various sectors are the main conditions which have been listed in the statement of the Afghan peace talks initiative.