Hamid Karzai, the former president of Afghanistan, has called on the government and the Taliban to curtail foreign interference in Afghanistan’s peace process.
Speaking at a peace gathering held on Monday, May 31, in Kabul, Mr. Karzai said the intra-Afghan negotiations will yield an effective result if the talks become a national one and foreign intervention is stopped.
He called on the government and the Taliban to resume talks inside Afghanistan.
“May the Taliban and the government ask us to go to Bamyan, [a city] which accommodates hotel facilities and fresh weather,” he said.
By achieving a durable peace, Afghanistan would be able to negotiate with the neighboring countries and the world independently and with determination, Karzai said.
The former president urged the two sides to resume talks.
The intra-Afghan talks stalled after the Taliban refused to take part in the Istanbul meeting scheduled to take place in April this year.