21 July 2019

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Monday March 18, 2019

Kabul (BNA) Threat of terrorism is the mean reason for the presence of international coalition forces in Afghanistan and the withdrawal of those forces should be done after precise study and evaluation of situation.
BNA military affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes recently Zalmay Khalilzad US special envoy for Afghanistan has lately pointed out, “We the international coalition have come to Afghanistan to fight terrorism. If there would be a need we leave this country, if Taliban want to negotiate, we also want to talk with them to ensure peace and if they want to continue fighting we fight against them,”
Khalilzad showing reaction to the recent developments has expressed the above statements.
A number of Afghan politicians and the international supporters of this country claim that the process of negotiation between US and Taliban is vague, Americans, Taliban and their friends and supporters are aware from the process but Afghan government knows nothing about the process. That is in reality ignoring the Afghans’ rights.  
According to Afghans, point of view holding negotiations a reasonable way for overcoming the problems and everybody prefers it, but when the issue such as counter terrorism struggle and the pullout of foreign forces and in general the issue of peace and war presented, Afghan people have the right to know about the process of peace and its developments and if the issue of withdrawal of foreign forces come the field, the international coalition forces should respond with high responsibility.
Whether the threats existed 18 years ago removed or still remained as before? Whether the international coalitions have reached their objectives this is curbing Taliban in Afghanistan and in the region?
From Afghans view point the current situation is more dangerous than before and our people have sacrificed in struggle against terrorism than any other countries of the world.
If earlier to 18 years ago, there were talking about Al Qaeda activities, today IS, Taliban, Buko Harm, narcotic drugs mafia and other extremist parties have emerged in Pakistan, central Asian countries and other countries. If earlier to 18 years ago, the people were talking about struggling about a certain group of terrorism, but today the people have to fight against several terrorist groups. When certain people talking about the massive withdrawal of coalition forces from the country, do they the authorities of those force know about the current situation and are they ready for leaving the country?
The issue pullout of foreign forces from Afghanistan is raised in a time, western and American newspapers and American authorities have repeatedly said that they can’t trust Taliban because the group is under the influence of extremist groups of the region.
Our people insist on withdrawal of coalition forces from country with considering their responsibilities. Therefore, one who accepts responsibility should not say the words that increase the moral of oppositions and terrorist groups. It would be better for Afghans and Americans to honor the soul of their sons who have lost their lives in battle against terrorism.
 

Sunday March 17, 2019

Kabul (BNA) The Afghan government and people believe that regional cooperation and coordination have provided opportunities for regional tranquility, for this reason regional cooperation perform a basic part of foreign policy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Mohammad Ashraf Ghani president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan heading a high ranking officials visited Azerbaijan Republic at end of last week. During his visit with his Azerbaijani counterpart discussed the extension of cooperation between the two countries in commercial, export, transportation and mining fields. Also the leadership of the two countries has signed several agreements on communication and information technology and a memorandum on cultural and railway cooperation.
Afghanistan and Azerbaijan enjoy of having old ties and common interests. During the last 18 years, the two countries were witnessing unprecedented Improvement in their relations in various aspects, the most important of which was using lajward (lapis lazily) transit road which enabled Afghanistan to send some of its commercial goods through Azerbaijan to the markets of Europe.
This is not only Azerbaijan that Afghanistan is experiencing a good political, commercial and economic relations, the country have also built a strong relation with Central Asian countries including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.
Using Lajward High Way, electric transition project of KASA 1000, primitive measures for constructing a rail way that goes through Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan and a railway that connects Afghanistan and China are the examples of economic cooperation among the countries of the region.
Although Afghanistan considers regional cooperation and coordination as a way for settling regional problems but unfortunately there are certain circles and countries instead regional cooperation and coordination have chosen the wrong way rivalry that is not in to the benefit of the countries of the region. While the Afghan people strongly believe as much as political rivalries replaced by economic rivalries it would provide opportunities for tranquility of the people of the region. For this reason regional cooperation, constitutes a priority of Afghan government, adapting such a policy Afghan government has already experienced some successes.
 

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Kabul (BNA) People’s role in peace negotiation is important, should not ignored
Persistent and honorable peace realizes in Afghanistan only when the Afghan people have a central role in peace negotiations.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes the fifth round of talks between the representative of US foreign ministry and Taliban after sixteen days of negotiation behind closed doors ended.
According to media report in these negotiations the two sided have reached certain agreements. In any case, what has happened in the negotiations is not important but was important, was the expectation and role of Afghan people on social, cultural and political discussions of the talks.
Some people ask that whether peace with Taliban can end the threats of terrorism?  Whether Taliban respect to democratic process, its values and achievements of Afghan people during the last seventeen years?  Can conducting negotiation with a terrorist group guarantee world security?
The Afghan leadership for responding the above questions have invited advisory peace council, the state manages the process of peace negotiations according to the demands of the majority of Afghan nation.  The current leadership of Afghanistan have put peace negotiations at the focus of world community and asked the international community to assist the process and said that the Afghans want a respectful and persistent peace in their country. In any case the state that obtained its legality from constitution can inter in to peace negotiation as a legal representatives of Afghan people.
This would the government of Afghanistan that would guarantee that Afghanistan never been used against any other countries. In the same time, guarantees to world community that never returns to the dark past and never be used as a safe place for terrorists.
The Afghan defense and security forces with the assistance of international community and its allies enjoy a great power and with great sense of patriotism defense the independence and territorial integrity of the country and current system.
It is an open fact that it would be difficult to obtain legality through conducting war; therefore the only way for ending this horrible situation would be to respect the Afghan constitution and the last 17 years achievements of Afghan government achieved with assistance of international community. 
 

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kabul (BNA) National Security Advisor says that making peace with Taliban not mean ending the threats of international terrorism and settling the problem of international threat required strong commitment of world community.
BNA political affairs analyst commenting on the issue writes Humdullah Muhib advisor of national security participated in a special session of UN Security Council held over Afghan problem and informed the members of the council about the current situation of Afghanistan and the region.
He said that making peace with Taliban will not mean the end of international terrorism. in spite of that Afghan defense forces continue their struggle against terrorism, but fighting against this horrible phenomenon is not only the responsibility of Afghanistan it needs the efforts of international community using all means fight against terrorism and end its existence forever.
The Afghan national security advisor’s statements should be focused on from various directions.
First, the activities of terrorism in Afghanistan are not limited only to Taliban. In Addition of Taliban other terrorist groups such as Al Qaida, IS, narcotic drugs’ mafia and other criminal groups also carrying out terrorist activities. They have not only faced Afghanistan to danger but in the same time threat the security of the region and other countries.
These terrorist activities and disputes are a part of foreign intelligence services efforts, foreign countries particularly Pakistan use Taliban within a project to achieve its ambitious and evil goals. They for continuing their activities and proxy war in battle fields in Afghanistan are seeking many alternatives, one of the alternatives is stationing IS in our country.
Other terrorist organizations also not sitting still, recently US for arresting or recognition of the son of Asama bin Laden who is trying to revive his father’s stance determined one million dollars reward.
This clearly indicates that Al Qaida is not yet eradicated, but it is still a great threat against peace and security of the world. There is no any doubt the activities of IS and international narcotic drugs mafia will continue, drug traffickers would not be ready to desist from this profitable business. They for their presence and carrying their activities in Afghanistan will resist.
With the emergence of IS the militants of other countries who fought alongside of Taliban against Afghan people easily slid to side of IS and now they have their hide outs in north of the country and established their bases in Pakistan and run their activities from there and their works and activities are separated from Taliban.
The above evidences clearly prove that Taliban is not only a terrorist group that disturb peace and security in Afghanistan, beside Taliban there are also other terrorist groups who are fighting for improving and dissemination of their activities in Afghanistan.
What is the most important is this that there are certain countries among them Taliban who are trying to introduce Afghan problem as an inner problem while everybody knows that it has rooted abroad.
It would be better the countries of the region and beyond the region not be encouraged from the progress of current negotiations between America and Taliban and think for political solution of the problem that threats not only Afghanistan but the entire region.  
 

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