Thomas West, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan, tweeted that he had met with Abdullah Abdullah, the former chairman of the High Council for Reconciliation, after many months.
In a tweet on Thursday morning, May 26th, West welcomed the Taliban’s decision for permitting Dr. Abdullah Abdullah to visit his family and return to Afghanistan.
Special Representative West did not specify where he met the former Afghan official in his tweet.
On 30th April, Abdullah Abdullah, who had been in Kabul since the collapse of the previous Afghan government on August 15, left Afghanistan.
Former President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abdullah, chairman of the Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation, are among the major political figures that have remained in Afghanistan since former President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani was ousted from power.
According to the US Special Representative to Afghanistan, issues crucial to Afghanistan’s future and relations with the international community were discussed at the meeting with Dr. Abdullah Abdullah.
Special Representative West also discussed the need for a political process, human rights violations, the significant role of women in society, the humanitarian situation, and the threat of terrorism in Afghanistan with Dr. Abdullah.
The US official expressed optimism that his meetings with other Afghan leaders and intellectuals would continue in the coming days.