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Former Afghan President Visits Afghan Political Figures in Istanbul

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Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal
Saqalain Eqbal is an Online Editor for Khaama Press. He is a Law graduate from The American University of Afghanistan (AUAF).

Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, met with exiled Afghan political figures during his visit to Turkey, including Karim Khalili, and Mohammad Mohaqiq, members of the Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan.

Karim Khalili, the leader of the Hezb-e-Wahdat Islami political party of Afghanistan and former Afghan Vice President, stated on his official Facebook page on Monday, December 19 that he met with former Afghan president Hamid Karzai in Istanbul.

According to the post, ex-president Karzai and Karim Khalili discussed matters pertaining to Afghanistan. Khalili said that the only way to remedy the current situation in Afghanistan is through intra-Afghan dialogue.

The prominent Shia leader, Mohammad Mohaqiq, the leader of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan, also stated that he had visited ex-president Karzai in Turkey’s Istanbul.

Mohaqiq and Karzai met to discuss the current situation in Afghanistan, with Mohaqiq highlighting the importance of reaching a consensus and holding intra-Afghan negotiations.

Hamid Karzai, a former president of Afghanistan, traveled to Turkey on Friday, December 16, beginning a three-day trip during which he met with Afghan political figures in an effort to forge “consensus” among them.

Karzai spoke with former justice minister Fazal Ahmad Manawi in Germany prior to his travel to Turkey; Manawi is strongly associated with the anti-Taliban National Resistance Front (NRF) headed by Ahmad Massoud.

Following the group’s takeover of Afghanistan, Karzai was subject to a 15-month travel ban by the current government. However, after he was allowed to embark on foreign trips, he headed to the UAE, then to Germany, and now in Turkey.

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