The National Security Adviser of Afghanistan Hamdullah Mohib has called on Taliban to join peace or the Afghan forces would continue to fight.
Speaking during high-level debate of the 74th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations on Monday, Mohib said “To the Taliban and their foreign sponsors, HEAR THIS NOW, a message from the Afghan people: Join us in peace, or we will continue to fight.”
Mohib further added “And, as my colleague Ambassador Adela Raz said last week here at the United Nations: “This is a fight we can win.””
This comes as the Afghan and U.S. forces have stepped up counter-terrorism operations against Taliban and other militant and terrorist group across the country, specifically after the U.S. President Donald Trump called off peace talks with Taliban.
President Trump called off peace talks with Taliban group on 8th of September in reaction to a deadly attack in Kabul city which killed at least 12 people including an American service member.
He was due to meet with President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani and Taliban leaders at Camp David before the attack jeopardized the peace efforts.
Meanwhile, President Trump said his administration was pursuing the hope of a brighter future in Afghanistan.
He made the remarks at the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly late last month.
President Trump said “Around the world, our message is clear: America’s goal is lasting, America’s goal is harmony, and America’s goal is not to go with these endless wars — wars that never end.”
Furthermore, he said “With that goal in mind, my administration is also pursuing the hope of a brighter future in Afghanistan.”
However, he said “Unfortunately, the Taliban has chosen to continue their savage attacks. And we will continue to work with our coalition of Afghan partners to stamp out terrorism, and we will never stop working to make peace a reality.”