MEHWAR: Saleh’s Remarks on Peace Talks Discussed
First Vice President Amrullah Saleh speaking at an event on Tuesday marking the 19th anniversary of the death of Ahmad Shah Massoud, national hero of Afghanistan said that peace does not mean compromising values, but reiterated that the government will approach the talks from a strong position, as a democracy.
Saleh stated that if the Taliban believe they are respected by the people, they must consult the people democratically--through voting--to determine their status.
In this program, host Wahid Ahmadi discusses the topic with the following guests:
Abdul Hafiz Mansour, a member of the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan
Amina Afzali, senator
Fahim Dashti, journalist
Fazl Hadi Wazin, university lecturer