Pakistan-based militants acting against Afghanistan: Atmar
KABUL (Pajhwok): National Security Advisor (NSA) Hanif Atmar on Thursday said the Taliban’s Quetta Council and the Haqqani Network in Pakistan were acting against Afghanistan, but Islamabad was doing nothing against them.
NSA spokesman Tawab Ghorzang told Pajhwok Afghan News Atmar expressed these views during a meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Kabul on Thursday.
Ghorzang said Atmar and Turkish ambassador Ali Sayed Akin discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and talked about peace and the Istanbul Process.
Atmar said the Afghan government was ready for peace talks with Taliban militants, but added the peace had several dimensions. “Peace is impossible until militants use terrorist activities for achieving their political goals,” he added.
The Turkish envoy hailed the achievements of the national unity government and said his country was ready to continue training Afghan police.
Ali Sayed Akin added his country was also ready to re-launch the peace process and host Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey summit on the issue.
However, Atmar said Afghanistan was working on a peace process mechanism that the peace talks should not be relied on another country.
Referring the wide presence of the Haqqani Network and Taliban in Quetta Council in Pakistan, Atmar said the groups were continuously fighting against Afghanistan, but Pakistan remained reluctant to take action against them.
According to another report, Atmar also met NATO’s civilian representative Ismail Aramaz and ambassadors of China and Iran in Kabul today. NSA spokesman said Atmar talked on various issues, including security, bilateral relations and peace with the foreign diplomats.
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