The United States of America, as one of the parties in the US-Taliban agreement signed in Doha, still believes that the main reason for the failure of the intra-Afghan peace negotiations in Doha was the flee of Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, the former president of Afghanistan.
The Afghan peace process failed as Ghani, who was representing one side of the talks in the Doha Inra-Afghan negotiations fled and left the country which no one including the Taliban was expecting it, said Karen Decker, the newly appointed Charge d’Affaires for the US Embassy for Afghanistan in an on-the-record roundtable with the Afghan media representatives on Wednesday.
According to the Ms Decker, the United States under no condition is willing to get engaged militarily in Afghanistan, but will continue its diplomatic and political efforts to help the situation.
This is a reality, we have to get engaged with the Taliban, Decker said.
The US Department of State and USAID are jointly working from Doha in Qatar with a focus on humanitarian assistance for the Afghan people, she said.
This comes as the United States of America and mostly all other countries closed their embassies and diplomatic missions in Afghanistan as the Taliban forces took the control of Afghanistan last year.
The Taliban’s administration has not yet been recognized by any countries of the world, however, there are few countries that are directly into engagements with the Taliban.
China, Russia, Turkey, Iran and Pakistan are the countries that have close ties with the Taliban, but none o them have yet indicated any signs of recognizing the Taliban’s government.
Regional and international players are putting efforts together to force Taliban in formation of an inclusive government to bring diversity in its administration and distribute power among other active political, ethnic and religious groups.
Despite the Taliban’s presence throughout Afghanistan, the group does not have the total control on parts of Panjshir, Nuristan and Baghlan provinces as different armed groups under the name of National Resistance Forces (NRF) are attacking Taliban forces using a guerrilla war methodology.
Subject matter experts believe that if the Taliban fails to form an inclusive government and are unable to bring all other parties together back to Afghanistan, there are more chances that the country enters into another civil war.