Afghan President Ashraf Ghani meets political leaders and discussed Afghanistan’s ongoing security situation in Presidential Palace (ARG) on Monday, August 9.

The fresh intra-leaders get-togethers and that with President Ghani come at a time when the Taliban have toppled four provinces and have entered the fifth provincial capital of Takhar province.

In Monday’s gathering, the Afghan President met Yunus Qanuni, Abdullah Abdullah, Abdurab Rasool Sayaf, Muhammad Muhaqiq, Mir Rahman Rahmani, Fazal Hadi Muslimyar,  Abdul Rashid Dostum, and Sarwar Danish.

Afghan Presidential Palace in a statement said that the political leaders voiced their support to Afghan Defense and Security Forces and reiterated that the gains of the past twenty years should be protected.

The statement further adds that the political leaders support and unanimously request the survival and continuation of the republic.

“In the get-together, parties agreed upon mobilization, equipping, and strengthening of armed uprising around the country. ” reads the statement.

Prior to that Marshal Abdu Rashid Dostum had met with acting defense minister Bismillah Muhammadi and had discussed the security situation of the northern provinces.

Earlier this month there had been series of gatherings of patriarchs of Kandahar province and former president Hamid Karzai.

The apparent internal consensus comes as the US, UN, Russia, and immediate neighbors of Afghanistan are set to hold a gathering on the Afghan peace process in Doha.


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