The US special envoy for Afghanistan Thomas West said without a serious “national political dialogue” about the future of the country among Afghans who have “genuine support in their community, I really do fear.... we could see a return to civil war in time."
But the Islamic Emirate said that there is no need for national dialogue in the country.
The US special envoy for Afghanistan made the remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
West said that Washington would support a stable Afghanistan in which the rights of all its people are ensured.
"We wish to see and to support the emergence of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan that never again harbors terrorists … in which the rights of all its people, women and men, boys and girls are upheld,” he said.
The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, said that there is no need for national dialogue in the country.
“There is peace and security in the country. All the challenges that previously existed are currently solved. The time for negotiations was when there was war in the country and there were many sides—there was an invasion—now here is a central government and the people are in a calm situation,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
The Islamic Emirate has repeatedly reacted to the international community’s calls to form an inclusive government in Afghanistan, saying that the government is inclusive.
“The foreigners should not be present at such meetings because when the foreigners, regional countries and European countries interfere in Afghan internal affairs it does not bring results,” said Javid Sandel, an international relations analyst.