The US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, said that in meetings with key Afghans over the weekend he heard them say "violence is not a good path for Afghan people," and they "prefer and are eager to engage in political process."
West said in a series of tweets that he met with the Afghan journalists, bankers, rights activists, former governors and MPs, lawyers, civil servants, and ministers.
“Heard universal concern regarding human rights and especially expanded restrictions on women and girls’ rights. Stiff calls in every mtg for girls to return to secondary school and women to work,” he said.
Kabul says that the decision about the current Afghan situation will be taken in agreement with the people and that the Islamic Emirate is ready in this regard.
“The decision regarding Afghanistan is made by the government in agreement with the people and sides. The Islamic Emirate believes in the agreement, it now does so also,” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
Based on some reports, the US envoy is expected to visit Tajikistan after concluding two days of travel to Turkey.
“They are trying to start negotiations to connect the politicians who are out of the government’s structure,” said Walif Frozan, an international relations’ analyst.
The Presidents of Iran and Tajikistan in a joint press conference in Teheran called for the formation of an inclusive government in Afghanistan.
“There should be an inclusive government in Afghanistan to represent all tribes, parties and ethnics,” said Ebrahim Raisi, President of Iran.
“Our stance is that the formation of an inclusive government with the inclusion of representatives from tribal, political and social groups,” said Emomali Rahmon, President of Tajikistan.
The formation of an inclusive government has been called for by the international community, but the Islamic Emirate said that the formation of the government is an internal Afghan matter.