Thomas West, the US Special Representative for Afghanistan, met with representatives of a number of Afghan political parties in Turkey, including members of the Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan, Afghan women, and civil society.
Representative West met with representatives of the parties to discuss Afghanistan issues, according to Mohammad Mohaqqeq, the leader of the People’s Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan and a member of the Resistance Council, who stated on his Facebook page on Sunday, May 29.
He further wrote that the meeting’s focus was on reaching a comprehensive administration through dialogue and political agreement on the Afghan people’s achievements and rights.
A meeting in Turkey was recently convened by a number of politicians establishing the Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan.
The meeting concluded with a declaration stating that the Taliban should not continue to destroy Afghanistan and should instead negotiate a solution.
According to political figures, no group has been able to establish long-term rule in Afghanistan through force or pressure. They continued by stating that they were attempting to form an inclusive administration in Afghanistan through dialogue, and that if that failed, they would consider the military option.
The Taliban, on the other hand, have recently established a commission to return political figures and have stated that a Loya Jirga will be held soon. The Supreme Council of National Resistance for the Salvation of Afghanistan, on the other hand, referred to the Taliban’s actions as a “ploy”.
Despite the Taliban’s lack of national and international legitimacy, the council asserted that the Taliban had made “desperate efforts” to acquire support from the Afghan people and the international community, as well as to rule the “oppressed” people of Afghanistan for a period of time.