The European Union’s Special Envoy for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson, said that the EU is "not supporting armed resistance, neither politically, nor in other ways."
Niklasson made the remarks at a press conference in Kabul on Sunday.
“Afghanistan has seen too much violence over the last four decades and now there is a chance to break the cycle of violence, but for this to happen, all Afghans must get a chance to engage in dialogue, express their views freely and see chances for themselves to have a voice about the direction in which the country is going,” he said.
Niklasson also expressed concerns about human rights violation in Afghanistan.
“During our visit, we have focused our discussion on the human rights, primarily on the rights of women and girls, notably the right to education, the right to work and participate in social and political life,” he said.
The deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, Bilal Karimi, said that the Islamic Emirate is organizing all affairs based on national interest and Islamic values.
“This is the wish of the majority of Afghans, so the foreigners should not have any concern in this regard,” Karimi said.
“To recognize the Islamic Emirate and to enhance the economic situation in Afghanistan, the Islamic Emirate should show flexibility and the world should also engage with the Islamic Emirate for the sake of the people of Afghanistan,” said Janat Fahim Chakari, a political analyst.
Niklasson said that he hopes a dialogue can take place inside Afghanistan, and he does not think “there is a need to exclude Afghans from outside."
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